Taylor House Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Very pleased!!!

4.8 on August 27, 2018

We were very pleased with the Inn and owners, Tessa and Bernard. This Inn was recommended to us and we are so glad we stayed here. Loved the beautiful home, the porch and swing and gazebo was so inviting. Tessa and Bernard made us feel so much at home. They were so gracious and made our 2 night stay wonderful. Breakfast both mornings was delicious and the plating was beautiful. Will most definitely make reservations here again. Louise & Jack

Needs updated. New paint etc.

3.4 on August 17, 2018

The place was nice and clean. Porch and our room need to be painted. Air conditioner was noisy. An outside light shined through the blinds at night making it difficult to sleep. Breakfast was cinnamon raisin toast, sausage links, and fruit. Not enough protein for us. Inn keepers were very nice.

Gracious in every way

4.8 on August 13, 2018

Here you will find generous hosts, lovely rooms, scrumptious breakfast, and gorgeous grounds.We will certainly make a return visit.

Last minute mountain trip

5 on August 07, 2018

Went to the mountains with my 82 year old mother, with no reservations. Referred to Taylor House by another B&B that was fully booked. Taylor House had a last minute cancellation (thankfully) and my mother and I were not disappointed. Beautiful home, friendly Inn keepers, and amazing breakfast. We loved our stay and hope to go back soon!

Home away from home

5 on August 05, 2018

This was our second stay at the Taylor House Inn, and my wife and I felt like coming to our home away from home. The inn keepers welcomed us like relatives and took such good care of us. The room was perfectly clean & comfortable, and the two course breakfast was unique and delicious. The location is good, not too fat from Boone & Banner Elk, yet tucked away in a quiet area, really lovely. We had a wonderful stay.

Delightful Scottish Games Weekend Stay

5 on August 02, 2018

I drove my wife up to the mountains after a long Saturday at work for her, thinking she would be exhausted and possibly crabby, dragging her to the games I'd longed to see, she surprised me, becoming energized by the mountain ride we took and the culmination of the lovely site of this bed and breakfast. Tessa and Bernard greeted us like family, and my wife fell into a deep state of relaxation and content, sleeping well and breakfasting well, we enjoyed the Scottish Games . Thanks Tess and Bernard sincerely, Dr and Mrs. Bienia

Nice Stay

3.6 on July 31, 2018

Our stay was nice. The room was clean and nicely decorated although a little small and there was no TV in the room or any common areas. The owners were very friendly and breakfast was beautifully prepared. We were the only guests during our stay so that was a little awkward for us but overall great stay.

Great place to get away!

4.4 on July 13, 2018

Very clean, excellent service, delicious breakfast, and very hospitable innkeepers. The house is beautiful and takes you back in time. We enjoyed our stay very much and will go back again!

Delightful Anniversary

5 on July 01, 2018

We stayed at the Taylor House Inn for our 39th wedding anniversary. This beautiful historic house was very well kept, and we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend there. The owners were a wonderful couple and we enjoyed getting to know them a little bit. The hounds are beautiful, in a wonderful setting in Valle Crucis. We would love to return someday and spend more time in the area hiking and enjoying the mountains.

BSG Weekend Stay

4.6 on June 27, 2018

I came up to ride the Blood Sweat and Gears cycling event on June 23. Stayed 2 nights Friday and Saturday. Tessa and Bernard were very accommodating to my specific needs. They made a special breakfast with food I requested to help give me the perfect start. And prepared it at 6am specially for me and a few other cyclists. This is my 2nd time to stay at the Taylor House. It's very relaxing with many things to do close by. I would recommend the Taylor House for those wanting a home style feel in a remote relaxing location and only 15 minute drive to Boone for shopping and night life.

Hidden Gem not to be missed

5 on June 16, 2018

We had a one night stopover while travelling on the blue ridge parkway . We were delighted from the moment we arrived . The house was stunning and in a beautiful location . The host was very welcoming and very accomadating . We stayed in the Flower Cottage which was very homely , spotless and clean . Our vegetarian breakfast breakfast far exceeded our expectations . We highly recommend it you won’t be disappointed.

Very pleasant B&B

4.2 on June 11, 2018

Really enjoyed talking with the Russo's. A Very nice place to stay. We would go back

Great Weekend!

5 on April 19, 2018

The service, food and accommodations were all top notch. We loved the location and beautiful setting. This was our second time staying at the Inn and we will definitely be back again.

Fabulous visit..wish I could have stayed!!

5 on March 13, 2018

Staying in a B&B is not unfamiliar to me. Taylor House Inn really is exceptional. The warm welcome, the inviting atmosphere, the extraordinary food and service are truly exceptional. The comfort of the room, cozy and immaculate. The Inn keepers, Tessa and Bernard Russo are two of the loveliest people you could meet. They make you feel like old friends. There is no service, question, or kindness they would not do for you. They are people you love by the time you leave. Really. Extraordinary.. some day, when they on to retirement, they will be missed by so many people. Truly angels among us. Regina..Greeneville, TN.

Innkeeper Response
Woaw! Here is to kindness! Thank you Regina and see you soon!

- Tessa (innkeeper)

Taylor House

5 on February 13, 2018

Very friendly place. The food was excellent. Every one that worked was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend for any occasion.

Wonderful Stay

4.8 on January 08, 2018

My fiancé and I stayed at the Taylor House Inn for the Christmas holiday. Bernard and Tessa were very gracious hosts. They made sure all of our needs were met. The Inn is absolutely beautiful. I would recommend The Taylor House Inn to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review and be so kind. Looking forward to welcome you many times!

- Tessa (innkeeper)

Beautiful Stay in Banner Elk

4.4 on January 02, 2018

We truly enjoyed our weekend visit. The flower cottage was quaint and comfortable. Bernard was very friendly and helpful throughout our visit. We would definitely recommend this B&B.

A relaxing experience in contact with nature and something more ....

5 on December 27, 2017

Being there is something simply relaxing, the kindness and personalized attention of your hosts make you feel like one of the family, it is a wonderful place, share with them you will not regret it ....


5 on December 26, 2017

Excellent attention from Bernard and Tessa ... to spend a few days away from the noise and the everyday ... it is the best ... the mountains ... spectacular ... and the delicious breakfast ... Congratulations!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much! It was a pleasure having you here with us. Happy New Year and see you soon!

- Tessa (innkeeper)

best getaway ever

5 on December 26, 2017

e stayed in uncle gilbert's room and it was glorious. Bernard did the cooking and he did a fantastic job fulfilling my Gluten free needs.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your input. We try to accommodate everybody's needs as much as possible! Happy New Year!

- Tessa (innkeeper)

A trip down memory lane

5 on December 17, 2017

Wow! We cannot say enough about our experience! We enjoyed every moment of it. We were spoiled with wonderful hospitality and amazing food! We highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go back!

Charming B&B

4.2 on December 12, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful stay, and our hosts were lovely and interesting people. And Valle Crucis is nestled in a beautiful part of North Carolina. Highly recommended. Remember to visit all the Mast stores while there!! And if there's a flyfisherman in your group, the Watauga River is five minutes away and gorgeous, with a big park for the kids to play.


4.8 on December 06, 2017

My wife and I returned to the Taylor House Inn after 5 years and found that the accommodations were, if anything, better than the first time we visited. Sorry that we missed Tessa, but Bernard treated us more like family than guests and well be talking about this breakaway from our daily routine for years to come. We've decided to keep returning to Taylor House until we've had a chance to stay in each of the separate rooms.

Innkeeper Response
I am sorry I missed you! Thank you so very much for your kind words! Cannot wait to welcome you soon! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

- Tessa (innkeeper)

Wonderful, convenient mountain retreat

4.6 on November 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed staying in the Flower Cottage for 3 nights over Thanksgiving. It was the perfect getaway for us. Our room was clean with fresh towels and trash removed every day. It was a pleasure to have a delicious breakfast each morning and get to chat with other guests. Tessa and Bernard were excellent hosts. They made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed having a hot beverage and complementary dessert each night as my husband and I played board games in the house. The location is conveniently close to Boone, Blowing Rock, and the Mast General Store. We hope to come back again sometime and stay during the spring or summer so we can enjoy the big porch too!

Treetop Flyer

4.0 on November 19, 2017

My wife and I stayed here toward the end of October 2017. The house and room were perfect. We had snow that weekend so the fire place in our room added that special touch.. Tessa and Bernard were the perfect hosts. We stayed three nights and each morning awoke to a delicious breakfast and tales of pirates and gold from Bernard(Our travels to Key West came up that morning). So to sum it up...Great house , fall leaves ,snow ,good food ,great hosts ,awesome area ,great places to eat near by(The Gamekeeper was our fav) Great place. Give it try you will have a good time.

Wonderful fall get away weekend

5 on October 21, 2017

We had a great stay at the Taylor House. Loved the location, our room was perfect and the bed was so comfortable. Big bathroom and pretty quiet and private for a B&B. Nice people and delicious breakfast. Brownies and wine and cheese for afternoon treats were a nice touch. We'll be back.

Innkeeper Response
That's the way we like it, that you should feel you had a great stay! Thank you for your review and your kind words. Come back soon!!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

A Delight!

4.8 on October 19, 2017

A wonderful stay in a charming inn with sumptuous breakfast and delightful staff

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3.6 on October 18, 2017

Stayed two nights in October to see the fall colors and do some hiking at Linville Falls and Grandfather Mountain. Good location and sufficient parking. Warm hospitality and interesting conversations with other guests at breakfast. Our room was large and comfortable. Nice stay all around. I would recommend Taylor House Inn to others seeking a pleasant environment that is not a cookie-cutter motel.

Charming stay

5 on October 16, 2017

The historic house is well-kept and charming. The hosts were warm, friendly and accommodating. Cleaning staff were quick and unobtrusive. A pleasant, relaxing stay, highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review the Inn. Bernard and I are very happy you had a good time and are so looking forward to welcome you again!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Our stay.

3.8 on October 12, 2017

Wonderful Inn, easy and restful. Hosts were warm and friendly and very helpful. Anyone staying here will enjoy the experience. We will be back again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Excellent place!

5 on October 09, 2017

Taylor House Inn is well-located about 10 minutes from Boone. It has large rooms, a great porch, and very attentive innkeepers who go out of their way to make you comfortable. Tessa and Bernard are extremely helpful with any need you may have and Tessa's breakfasts in her lovely dining room are amazing and memorable. They stock the in-room refrigerator and provide afternoon snacks that help to keep you going throughout the day. There are some nice walking spots nearby. I would not hesitate to return.

Innkeeper Response
Here is to kindness! Happy you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to welcome you again!!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Hidden gem!

4.8 on October 01, 2017

The Taylor House Inn is just lovely, it is a quaint little spot and off the beaten path. My husband and I have stayed here twice, ten years between stays and it was just as lovely as the first time we visited. Tessa and Bernard are wonderful and Tessa is an amazing chef. They have upgraded us twice on our stay and we have loved the rooms each time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad you had a good time. Come back soon!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Great place to stay for a perfect weekend

5 on September 25, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary and it was perfect. The staff was very friendly, accommodating, the food was great and the house was very nice and cozy. Sunday they surprised everyone with mimosas at breakfast, it was very nice. They were very knowledgeable about the area and great places to eat. We would stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Wonderful time with you here at the Taylor House Inn. Come back soon!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

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4.8 on September 23, 2017

Lovely and peaceful location. Great service and accomodations.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for taking the time to review! I am happy you had a good time. Looking forward to welcome you back!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Lovely and Exceptional Stay

4.8 on September 21, 2017

I visited the Taylor House Inn for my birthday weekend. I was very impressed with the service and the rooms. The rooms were gorgeous along with the views. I can't wait to stay again at the Taylor House Inn.

Very Congenial Inn

5 on September 04, 2017

Rooms were very comfortable, and breakfast was excellent, as were afternoon homemade treats. Porch was ideal setting for meeting fellow guests and owners.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! Bernard and I are so pleased you had a pleasant stay. The change of the leaves are getting nice, hope you will have another chance to come back

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Wonderful Experience! Tessa and Bernard made us feel like family!

5 on August 28, 2017

We stayed five nights in the flower cottage at the Taylor House Inn, for hiking and to attend a wedding. Our expectations were greatly exceeded! We had a great time, the room was very nice and comfortable, and the service was outstanding! Tessa and Bernard were so friendly, made us feel at home, like we were family! We loved spending time on the front porch and chatting with them and the other guests. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfasts, which were different each day, and always exquisite. In the afternoon there was complimentary coffee, tea, and a pie or cake made from scratch and still warm, oh so delicious! We loved our stay! Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
You are! You are! Thank you so very much!! The colors of the leaves are getting very nice; it's time to come back up!!!!!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Worth the trip (3 hour drive)

4.6 on August 19, 2017

Delightful inn keeper and delicious breakfasts

Innkeeper Response
So very kind of you! Fall is here and getting beautiful; time to come back for another stay!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Worth the trip (3 hour drive)

4.2 on August 06, 2017

Staying at the Taylor House Inn was a wonderful experience! We enjoyed B&B stays earlier in our marriage and thought a wonderful to way to celebrate our 15th was to stay at a B&B--and we were right! The breakfasts were outstanding, both in service and deliciousness.

Innkeeper Response
Long drive but will be so happy to welcome you again! Thank you for your kind words!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Great relaxing, quiet stay!

4.6 on July 16, 2017

Service was top notch, owners were so friendly! Will definitely stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Touched by your kind words! Thank you for taking the time to review the Inn. It's the perfect occasion to come back with the change of the leaves!!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Vraiment très bien! Very nice indeed.

4.0 on July 12, 2017

Thank you, Tessa and Bernard, for making me feel at home and comfortable. A wonderful setting and a beautiful home. The surrounding countryside is well worth a visit if yo have not been. Beautiful hiking and biking along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Saw deer and black bears so bring bells and/or spray. Loads to see and too in the nearby vicinity from arts and crafts in West Jefferson to shopping in Boone and climbing Grandfather Mountain. Merci, beaucoup, mes amis!

Innkeeper Response
Merci du fonds du coeur! Take the time to explore around here again with the change of the leaves! A bientot j'espere!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Flower cottage

4.0 on April 29, 2017

We were very pleased - - the owner (hostess) was very nice to us - - we were there out of season - The owner offered us - a free upgrade to the main house - however - I chose to remain in the "flower cottage" - - you could see how - in season it would be most charming

A beautiful relaxing place!

3.8 on March 30, 2017

We just loved our room! The breakfast area was beautiful and the staff was lovely!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review! Can we tempted you with the change of the leaves? Hint, Hint, Hint LOL

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Great stay!

5 on March 14, 2017

We had a great stay at the Taylor House Inn. The house was beautiful, as was the view of the farm/valley from the property. We stayed in the Flower Cottage and loved it! The room was so comfortable and cozy that we looked forward to going back to the bed and breakfast each evening. Tessa and Bernard were very welcoming and had helpful suggestions for us as we planned our day looking for waterfalls and other sights. The breakfasts were delicious and well-rounded. We definitely hope to return!

First Time Visit

5 on March 12, 2017

This was our first time staying at Taylor House Inn..We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodations. The "Little Room" was very quaint and clean. Our breakfasts were simply delicious and just enough. The hospitality wonderful. We very much look forward to our next visit to The Taylor House Inn the next time we are in the Boone / Valle Crucis / Banner Elk area. Norman and Laura Harris Selma, NC

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for your nice words; very nice of you to review the Inn. Hope to welcome you back soon!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Great Place for Valentine's Day

5 on February 20, 2017

It was my wife's 50th Birthday and Valentines Day. I booked the first floor suite and it was perfect! Fire place, sitting room, claw foot tub and a king size four poster bed! The Romance Package was perfect! Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bouquet of flowers were the perfect touch. The breakfast the next morning was fabulous and the inn keepers were the friendliness people, always there for our every need! I highly recommend anyone coming to the Valle Crusis, NC area to stay at this Bed and Breakfast that was built in 1911.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you!!!!!!! Great place for any occasion! Will love to welcome you back again!!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Taylor house inn: A++

5 on February 11, 2017

We stayed at the Taylor House Inn for my birthday weekend and trip to the mountains to snowboard, and we had a wonderful time. The hosts were gracious and welcoming, and we were very comfortable. We stayed in the flower cottage, which was clean and private, away from the rest of th inn. We were in and out a bit so we opted to stay there so as not to bother other guests. The breakfast in the morning was delicious! And the hosts ensured we had everything we would need. We will definitely be back again!

Innkeeper Response
Aaaaaaaahhhh! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very kind!!! Come back soon!!!!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

First stay but not the last !

5 on January 28, 2017

Very warm and cozy place and the owners were outstanding host !

Innkeeper Response
YES!!!!!!!! Thank you! So very kind!! Come back soon!

- Tessa Russo (innkeeper)

Enjoyed a Home Style Thanksgiving

5 on December 11, 2016

It was not only Thanksgiving but it was my husbands and my Anniversary week staying at the Taylor House Inn. Our room was very comfortable and just what we needed for our stay. The breakfast was excellent and we enjoyed meeting new people. We would definitely stay again and recommended others to stay here. We are already thinking of using the Taylor House Inn for our son's graduation from Appalachian State.


3.2 on November 01, 2016

Loved the location and the friendliness of the innkeepers.

Great B&B!`

5 on October 03, 2016

We had a very nice stay here at the Taylor house. Tessa and Bernard were great hosts! We stayed in the "flower cottage" and was perfect. It was a little more private, as it is separate from the main house (but only a few steps away).

Very nice B & B

4.4 on September 26, 2016

We stayed in the little room which was very comfortable. The breakfast in the main house was great and the table layout for the meal was outstanding. Our host and hostess were very friendly and helpful. I would stay in the main house if return to the area again.

Charming B&B

4.2 on September 20, 2016

Our very first stay in a BB in the USA but not the last. The hosts were very helpful and kind - they recommended a very good restaurant nearby as well as they gave useful advice concerning our trip.

Great gem

4.8 on September 08, 2016

The house was very we!coming and clean. Although it was full with 23 guests, we could not tell! Breakfast was fabulous and home made- it was off the beaten path and added to the ambiance. Our room was large and roomy and the porch was very comfortable to just sit and read. The inn keepers were so sweet!


5 on September 08, 2016

Charming B&B. Host and hostess are awesome. Great location. Would only suggestion to consider offering the option that clients may have dinner there as well. Sometimes after hiking one does not want to venture back to Boone for dinner. Cheers

Peaceful visit in the mountains

4.8 on August 31, 2016

very quiet, peaceful location. Wonderful host and hostess. Delicious breakfast. Highly recommend this B&B.

10 year anniversary vacation

5 on August 21, 2016

The Flower Cottage was quaint, cozy, and private from the rest of the house. Breakfast in the mornings was sumptuous.We enjoyed sitting at a family style table and conversing with other patrons. The atmosphere was family oriented and relaxed. The front porch was the best. We enjoyed reading and playing games in the evenings.The Taylor House is conveniently located to all surrounding activities in Boone, Banner Elk, and Linville.A truly beautiful Bed and Breakfast. We will be staying again.

Heartily recommend

4.4 on August 20, 2016

We enjoyed everything about our stay at the Taylor House....a beautiful spot

Amazing gem in the woods!

4.6 on August 17, 2016

Tessa and Bernard were so warm,charming and helpful. The beautiful apple pie that greeted us was delicious with a cup of tea that we enjoyed on the front porch in rocking chairs. My grand daughter was treated like a princess and can't wait to return for another adventure. The inn has an antique charm, spacious, clean and an inviting atmosphere.

First Time B&B

3.4 on July 11, 2016

On arrival it is very inviting... Large wrap around porch with chairs and swing... Cool evenings even in the summer... Fresh cookies and many types of tea and coffee on arrival in the evening.... Immediately entering front door there is a moldy/musty smell that dissipates almost right away.... Architecture of home is stunning. Wood accents/flooring/staircase/etc...Very warm when entering the house as well and in upstairs-really need to either turn the air colder or invest in central air for guest comfort... Carpet on the stairs and in room #4 (Gordon & Henry) is very dirty and needs cleaned... It would be nice if there were a few hooks either in the closet or on the back of the doors for guests... The terry robes provided are clean and fresh and a nice accent... The bathroom for room 4 is down the hall, which was fine. The bath is spacious and very clean.... No claw foot tub and decor appears to be mismatched... It is VERY hot and muggy in the bath and the fan provided does not work well, again central air could help this... Personal care products were provided and smelled good... Linens and bath towels were clean and smelled good...Decor in the bedrooms could use some improvements... Breakfast was absolutely the highlight! It was absolutely delicious and you could tell was prepared with care... I would visit here again, actually we may return in the fall... Tessa was a great hostess.

A great place!

5 on July 08, 2016

Bernard and Tess were wonderful and gracious. They are comitted to provide excellent service. The food served was excellent! Lonnie L

Great Experience at Taylor House Inn

5 on July 06, 2016

We had a great long weekend at Taylor House Inn. Tessa and Bernard were: gracious, accomodating and always ready to help. We will certainly return! Lonnie L.

A great Bed & Breakfast near Boone and Blowing Rock, NC

5 on July 05, 2016

We had a great time at the Taylor House Inn over the 4th of July week-end, in a very nice house well located if you want to visit the Boone / Blowing Rock area in NC, with comfortable bedrooms and great food! The hosts were delightful and really helpful. Children are welcome. We will come back.


4.0 on June 18, 2016

My granddaughter, who is six, and I stayed two nights June 2016. Everything was delightful. Tessa and Bernard were so kind to my granddaughter. Tessa even made a special breakfast the first morning since what the adults had, which was excellent, was not something a six year old would like. I wanted to give 5s on Service, Dining, and Value, but it wouldn't let me. It was a perfect place for us.

All too brief

5 on May 25, 2016

Beautiful setting, lovely house, comfortable room, accommodating hosts, wonderful food. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Just Lovely

4.2 on May 06, 2016

Tessa is a wonderful host. She made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in the door. I can recommend Taylor House Inn without reservation. The house has a charm that invites you to be a part of its long history. The location is so pretty. Enjoy !!

Great vacation sport

4.6 on April 23, 2016

Location just outside Boone, NC is great. Very near some fun and mildly challenging hiking paths. Owners are great people.

Great location and excellent hosts

4.8 on April 09, 2016

the location is great, close to Boone if food or entertainment is desire, but in the mountains with beautiful views and great hiking. The host and hostess are very accommodating. I would definitely go back.

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5 on March 14, 2016

We stayed at the Taylor House Inn during a weekend get-away ski trip, and it was wonderful! Bernard was a gracious host, and beyond accommodating. The night we arrived, he waited up until almost midnight to check us in after we were delayed getting away. The room was spacious, clean, and very well decorated. Tessa made a fantastic breakfast for us the following morning which left us wanting more! We'll definitely be visiting again!


4.8 on March 03, 2016

Truly a fantastic experience and value! Unique and private rooms, wonderful and personalized service, and delicious dining far exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be staying on all future trips to the mountain. Highly recommend.

Value without compromise

4.2 on January 05, 2016

This was our third visit to this BB...we have never stayed in a BB more than once...this value let's us enjoy as often as we like....Friendly owners enhance the stay..J and J

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5 on December 20, 2015

very pleasant stay,warm hosts, lovely area

A Treasure in the Mountains

4.0 on November 22, 2015

Not only is this in warm and comforting, Tessa and Bernard Russo are a significant part of the total experience. The entire region is just beautiful and to top it off by staying at this awesome bed and breakfast is just the icing on the cake. I highly recommend this Inn.

First time at Taylor House

4.6 on October 28, 2015

We stayed one night and enjoyed our stay. The food was great but not very plentiful. I was still hungry after breakfast. The place was clean, price moderate. The house being very old has it's minor quirks that the owners ought to look into. One electrical outlet was broken (possible fire hazard), bathtub was clogged.

Great stay

3.8 on October 22, 2015

Great location, convenient to everything. Excellent breakfast. One draw back is two- step down into bathroom.

Lovely retreat with gracious hosts

5 on October 18, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant two night stay at this lovely inn while exploring the high country. Valle Crucis is one of our favorite spots in this area as it is off the beaten path just enough to afford a real escape. The inn was a great choice. Bernard and Tessa were wonderful hosts, full of area information and very helpful. The room was comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed the front porch each night with the sound of the nearby river and a cup of tea with a homemade goodie which is provided each evening. There are lots of places to choose to dine in nearby Boone or Banner Elk, or you can just go down to the nearby crossroads and enjoy a wonderful meal at Over Yonder. We will certainly plan a return to the Taylor House Inn on our next swing through the area.

Weekend Wedding Stay.

5 on October 10, 2015

Let me just say that this was my first time to ever stay at a bed & breakfast and I have to say that I LOVED IT!!! The Taylor House Inn is outstanding in all areas! I loved our hosts, the house and its history (which is posted inside), the breakfasts were to die for and the atmosphere was so relaxing. I would love to visit again in the near future.

A most comfortable stay

5 on August 20, 2015

Tessa and Bernard were most gracious and welcoming hosts. Tessa helped me with dinner reservations the minute I arrived and was most helpful in getting me settled and comfortable. I enjoyed the deep inviting porches where you can relax and watch the world go by. The make great coffee and the breakfasts were excellent! I felt like I was staying with family rather than strangers. I highly recommend The Taylor House Inn for anyone who plans to visit Valle Crucis. Bob Francisco

Lovely location

3.4 on August 20, 2015

Delightful inn in secluded location. Owners very helpful and pleasant.

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3.2 on August 10, 2015

We stayed in the Flower Cottage, the room was fine except for the constant moisture on the floor.

Great R&R

4.6 on August 08, 2015

loved this place! Beautiful setting, gracious hosts, wonderful stay. Highly recommend.

Fabulous find in Valle Crucis.

5 on August 04, 2015

Valle Crucis was a wonderful discovery. Close to the area's attractions but just so peaceful. The Taylor House Inn was also a wonderful discovery. It captures the essence of the peaceful surroundings. Sitting on the porch and watching a family of deer cautiously meander through an adjacent field was just so nice. The inn itself is very comfortable, with a lot of emphasis on making guests feel at home. Home baked treats every day were great. Breakfasts were first class. Very creative and beautiful, especially in the lovely dining room with bright windows and pretty Provencal decor. Our stay was completely enjoyable and we hope to return.

Always a great stay at Taylor House.

4.4 on July 05, 2015

Tessa and Bernard always take very good care of us and the breakfast is great at Taylor House Inn


5 on June 25, 2015

Our second stay at the Taylor House and we could not be more pleased. A perfect getaway place and the hosts are very caring and make everyone feel at home. The breakfast is very special and delicious. Iris & Charlie W.

Great B&B

5 on June 22, 2015

Great place to stay and very welcoming couple. We will be back.

53rd Birthday

4.2 on June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful stay. Peaceful and the breakfasts were great. Hosts were fabulous. Great location for excursions to Grandfather Mtn, Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock.

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4.8 on June 11, 2015

We had two delightful days in Room No. 1 with a king size bed. Tessa and Bernard were very accommodating, providing afternoon teas and snacks, and assisting with dinner recommendations. The home is exceptionally clean and pleasant. Would highly recommend.

Taylor House Inn - a wonderful place to stay

5 on June 02, 2015

Our stay at Taylor House Inn was great. It is a beautiful place and the owners are wonderful! They accommodated our dietary needs with amazing breakfasts. We will definitely go back.

Charming B&B

5 on May 26, 2015

My first B&B experience and I will definetly go back!

Great place

5 on May 13, 2015

Thank you again for your hospitality!

A wonderful romantic weekend

5 on May 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at this inn. It is in a rural area but there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Bernard, the innkeeper was so helpful planning our day and was able to map out where we should go. He advised us on where to eat and even called ahead so that we wouldn't have to wait for a table. Breakfast was excellent both mornings. We were there on Mother's day so we even had mimosas and roses. Such a wonderful touch. We stayed in Uncle Gilberts room which was in the back of the house and very quiet.I would highly recommend this inn for adults.

Best B & B!

4.8 on May 09, 2015

A warm and gentile welcome to Taylor House Inn by Bernard and Tessa upon our arrival was a signal to us that our choice in lodgings was a good one! Taylor House is well maintained with no compromise to the style and integrity of the stately home. Daily maid service was an unexpected surprise! The delicious breakfasts were served 'a la Downton Abbey' with lovely formal place settings, yet the atmosphere was relaxed which encouraged friendly chatter with fellow guests. A special treat on Sundays - mimosas! A most delightful experience. My only regret was that our stay was too short. We will be back.


5 on May 04, 2015

Absolutely loved staying at Taylor House! Bernard was very friendly and helpful of any questions we had about dining areas and so forth! We will definately be back soon for another stay! Betsy and Brett

weekend mountain trip

4.2 on May 04, 2015

wonderful place!! thank you

Stay at Taylor House Inn

5 on April 18, 2015

Tessa and Bernard were most inviting for a stay I had planned for my six year old daughter and I. It's extremely difficult to find a B&B that will allow children to stay. The Inn was quite and off the beaten path, within the town of Valle Crucis. We enjoyed many great things during our stay, including: Grandfather Mountain, horseback riding, shopping in dowtown Boone, eating at lots of great restaurants, etcetera. We would definitely return for another visit!

Taylor House Inn

5 on April 15, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay! Make your reservation and enjoy!!

A relaxing getaway in paradise

5 on April 06, 2015

We had such an enjoyable, relaxing stay at Taylor House Inn. Tessa & Bernard were most hospitable, warm and kind. The breakfast exceeded our expectations - a multi-course fine dining experience. We would highly recommend this B&B to others!

Amazing place!

5 on March 09, 2015

This was the most wonderful place that I have ever stayed at! Everyone was friendly and the room was super comfortable! I am definitely going back! I love it here!

Wonderful stay

5 on February 05, 2015

Had a wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my hosts. Everything was perfect. I will stay here again!

Wonderful Stay!

3.6 on January 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently spent the weekend at the Taylor House Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We stayed in the Flower Cottage and were very happy with our room. Tessa was a wonderful cook and both mornings we had breakfast the food was delicious. Bernard and Tessa truly did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The Taylor House Inn is about 20 minutes from Sugar Mountain, and it was an easy drive to the mountain.

Winter getaway

4.0 on January 11, 2015

We enjoyed a quiet, relaxing night at The Taylor House Inn. Bernard made us feel welcome and we were able to come and go as we pleased. The Flower cottage was comfortable and warm during our winter stay. Breakfast wad delicious.

Great B&B

5 on January 05, 2015

Not a better breakfast anywhere

Quiet retreat

4.2 on December 27, 2014

Cute historic house. The inn keepers Bernard and Tessa could not have been more accomodating. Great place to relax.

Comfortable and inviting

5 on December 22, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Taylor House Inn last weekend. We were warmly welcomed and pleased to find the house beautifully lit and decorated for Christmas! Bernard was so helpful when we arrived, and made sure we had everything we needed, including information about the surrounding area. Our bed was so comfortable! The ensuite bathroom was adequate if small, with lots of extra touches, and fresh towels daily. The Inn is beautifully situated, and not far from some wonderful places to eat, shop, and enjoy the beautiful mountains. Our breakfast was delicious, and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! We would gladly return, and would recommend it without hesitation!

Awesome bed and breakfast

5 on November 24, 2014

Very lovely! Super friendly! Beautiful house!

A great place at a fantastic location

5 on November 21, 2014

A very nicely decorated house with style and atmosphere. The owners are especially friendly, helpful, and it is a joy to stay in their Inn. The breakfast is very good and served in a stylish way. There is a very good restaurant just around the corner. The country setting provides excellent views.

Delicious breakfast

4.4 on November 09, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Taylor House inn so very much. The house is beautiful, set in picturesque farm land, and we were greeted as soon as we arrived with pumpkin pie and hot cocoa. Our room was so quaint and so clean. Our sheets felt amazing and the tub was so clean that I didn't hesitate to take a warm bath before bed. The best part? The delicious breakfast! Tessa Russo can cook!!! And it was all presented and served so nicely. We made great memories and we want to return :)

Great getaway

5 on November 02, 2014

If you are looking for a hidden treasure this is it. Bernard and his wife are exceptional! Great food and exceptional hosts. Rooms are very quaint.

Very Pleasant Experience.

3.8 on October 29, 2014

Beautiful building and setting. Much care given to decorating and furnishings. Delightful inn keepers.

Lovely overnight get away

4.6 on October 29, 2014

Lovely old home. Most hospitable hosts. Idyllic setting.

Awesome Place

5 on October 27, 2014

The Taylor House Inn has a friendly staff, comfortable accommodations and wonderful breakfasts. Valle Crucis is a lovely place to visit with much history and the original Mast General Store.

Late comers!

4.8 on October 27, 2014

Lovely place to spend some time. Next time I will stay longer.

Taylor House Inn - the best

5 on October 20, 2014

We always enjoy staying there. Very comfortable home and great location. Bernard and Tessa are wonderful hosts- making you feel right at home! Thanks for this past week-end. Visitors from Knoxville, TN

Definitely going back!

4.8 on October 16, 2014

My room was as comfortable as it was beautiful! Tessa and Bernard provided a perfect blend of friendliness and privacy. Breakfast was wonderful, including accommodating my dietary limitations.


5 on October 15, 2014

Tessa and Bernard are masters of hospitality. We love the Taylor House and will be back! Beautiful and relaxing.

Great Get Away

4.4 on October 14, 2014

My wife and I took a short trip to the mountains and stayed at the Taylor House Inn. We stayed in the Squire Taylor Suite on the first floor. It was absolutely a wonderful experience. Tessa and Bernard made us feel welcome and made us feel like we were wanted and appreciated. The room was outstanding. Warm and cozy with a fireplace. The bed slept better than what we have a home. We can't wait to go back. Also Tessa's cooking is wonderful. Overall it was a perfect experience.

Beautiful charming old home...

4.8 on October 13, 2014

Stayed one night and felt lucky to have found this gorgeous old country house. Setting is picturesque, with stone wall and wooded country surroundings. We stayed in large corner room with excellent remodeled bath. Breakfast frittata was wonderful and well-presented in the restored home's formal dining room. Hosts were personable and warm, but not at all intrusive. We'd stay here again!

Weekend Getaway

5 on October 06, 2014

One of the best B&B's I have visited. Arrived as a Guest, left as family! The house and amenities were wonderful. Couldn't have asked for anything better. We stayed in the Little Cottage but had access to the main house as well 24/7. Coffee in the morning, Wine/Cheese reception in the evening allowed you to mingle with fellow guests or grab and go if you wanted to left alone. Great porch for relaxing. Free Wifi so that you can stay connected if necessary but with no TV or cell service, the ability to disconnect for a few days did wonders for my ability to recharge my batteries. I don't know if it was because there was no cell service but we had a telephone in our room with free calls (which is absolutely unheard of). This allowed us to check in with family, letting them know we arrived safely, and gave a connection to the outside world incase it would send you into withdrawls. Breakfast was served daily at 9. This was perfect! It allowed us to sleep in a little bit but still not waste away the day.

A beautiful place

4.6 on September 15, 2014

A great place to stay. Friendly and helpful Innkeeper.

Great place to spend the night...

4.6 on September 09, 2014

We spent a lovely evening at the Taylor House Inn. I would highly recommend it if you are in the vicinity. Bernard and Tessa were very accommodating and helpful and steered us to a slight detour that was worth the drive. Thanks again !

Still a great stay

5 on August 22, 2014

My wife and I go to the Taylor House Inn each year for our anniversary. The beautiful town drew us to the area -- the Inn is just minutes from historic Valle Cruces, a great destination rain or shine. The view from the Inn overlooks a beautiful valley and is just minutes away from a brisk hike to a beautiful waterfall. Bernard is quite the botanist keeping flower gardens and shrubs all over the property shaded by 100 year old trees with a giant front porch and gazebo. Once you enter the house you see a large open living room full of beautiful art and warm seating. The hallway always has hot water and tea along with French style coffee and a delicious bread or cake. The Russo's are very welcoming and always go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying each aspect of your stay. Although we had reserved a different room I mentioned to Bernard that my wife would love to be in the room with the claw foot tub (Aunt Doris). Someone had canceled that day and he upgraded our room on the spot! The King size beds are always comfortable and each room has its own unique and well framed view. Almost every room has its own restroom and mini fridge, the attic suite even has a television and couch (it's the honeymoon suite so it's setup for an extended stay). Tessa is truly a French Chef. We had a wonderful Kish and miniature French pastries one morning and Waffles with fresh fruit and wonderful maple syrup with all kinds of fresh nuts. The Dining room is spacious and set up with one large table and three smaller in case there's a couple who would like to sit off to themselves. They have menus and restaurant recommendations available on request and lots of literature for things to do in the area in case your original plans aren't panning out. My wife and I will be back for years to come, if you're looking for a mountain getaway you ought to check out the Taylor House Inn, you will be glad you did.

My Home Away From Home

5 on August 15, 2014

This was my third time staying at the Taylor House. Upon arriving Tessa put out some delicious crackers and cheese. I didn't even need to go out for supper, as the snack filled me up. I was there for the Scottish Fiddle School at the conference center next door. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax for awhile every afternoon, and late at night. Bernard didn't mind if we practiced our fiddles. He even allowed us to use the piano. I was able to compose some parts to one of the tunes which I wrote. Breakfasts were spectacular! Tessa could be on the Food Network. Very healthy foods were served every morning with very attractive presentations. This is so much better than the waffle/bagel thing you get at most hotels. This time I stayed in the "Little Room in the Red Cottage". It was perfect for me. Every morning they clean up your room and give you plenty of towels. They make up your bed perfectly, even if you try to make it yourself. Tessa and Bernard are the perfect hosts. If you need anything, they will do what they can to help you. I can hardly wait to go back next year.

Taylor House Inn

5 on August 03, 2014

Excellent hosts. Enjoyed staying is a room where with the widows open, the ceiling fan on low, and a slight breeze we slept great for two nights. Breakfast was excellent.

Mini vacation

4.4 on July 29, 2014

Really nice place, will visit again!

Taylor House Inn

4.6 on July 09, 2014

Great old house! Lots of charm and history.

Wonderful Stay

3.8 on June 30, 2014

Last minute trip and reservation, Tessa made my daughter and I feel very welcome. The Little Red Cottage was comfortable and quiet. The big house was beautiful. If I'm ever in the area again, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

A wonderful place to stay.

5 on June 27, 2014

We are familiar with the area, having traveled there many times but this is the first time we have stayed with Bernard and Tessa at Taylor House. They are very gracious hosts and we enjoyed meeting them very much. Would recommend this B & B to anyone. Great place to stay!

Tessa and Bernard were wonderful hosts!

5 on June 24, 2014

We felt as if we were staying with friends. It was fun meeting the other guests from around the country , and even Australia. Tessa's French breakfasts were delicious and elegant. We can't wait to return.

Attractive stay in Valle Crucis

4.8 on May 26, 2014

Taylor House Inn is a ver attractive property with colorful flowers and huge trees. The main house itself is very inviting and it is well decorated and comfortable inside. Our accommodations included a large sitting area and a large bedroom with roomy bath. The property managers were very pleasant and helpful. A great place to stay that matches well with this area we were visiting.

Best of everything

4.8 on May 17, 2014

The Salmon with breakfast was the best thing I ever tasted. Loved the location with the river and farms right across the street. Bed was great. We stayed in the main house. The outside cabin was not as attractive to us. Claw foot tub - wonderful. Grounds - very inviting. Porch was superb. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The only thing bad was that we could only stay for one night.

Flower Room

4.4 on May 15, 2014

Came for my daughter's graduation. She recommended the place.

Wonderful wedding location!!

5 on May 14, 2014

My fiancé and I chose the Taylor House for our wedding on April 12. It was absolutely perfect! We were married on the front porch and our guests enjoyed a reception on the porch, in the house, and on the front lawn following the ceramony. We loved that our immediate family could stay at the inn the weekend of the wedding. And, Tessa and Bernard were so accommodating and helpful. Tessa eased my anxieties about planning an "out of town" wedding and patiently answered lots of questions and emails from me in the months leading up to the wedding. We could not have asked for a better location for our "destination" wedding. We certainly plan to visit the Taylor House each year for our anniversary!

Lovely home, friendly people

4.4 on April 30, 2014

Beautiful home and property, very welcoming

Wedding bliss

5 on April 21, 2014

My daughter and her fiance chose theTaylor house and the first time I saw it was two days before the event. The Inn keepers could not have been more accomodating and the venue was outstanding. Both families stayed at the Inn and the quests were thrilled with the setting. What a great occasion for a young couple to start their lives together. Thank you Bernard and Tessa!

Excellent B&B

4.2 on April 03, 2014

Love this B&B ... You wont go wrong staying here.

Nice weekend away from home

4.4 on March 27, 2014

Lovely place to stay. Just far enough out of town to enjoy the country side. The Russo's are very nice and would recommend this to all my friends and family

High Quality Quiet Time

4.8 on March 14, 2014

Was delighted with the warm welcome, the privacy of the room, and overwhelmed by the lovely breakfast. Highly recommend time in the beautiful valley of Valle Crucis at the Taylor House Inn.

Best choice you'll make on your trip.

5 on March 02, 2014

Everything about this inn was fantastic. Bernard and his family were extremely kind and courteous. Breakfast was five stars. Don't pass up this inn.

Our romantic weekend getaway

5 on February 23, 2014

I was looking to provide a wonderful romantic getaway for my special someone on his birthday! This was my first time at a bed and breakfast but it exceeded my expectations and accomplished everything I hoped for and more. The food was wonderful and the staff great. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Wonderful place to stay.

5 on February 15, 2014

We have a wonderful time during our visit with Tessa & Bernard. We plan on returning during the fall season. Lee & Pat Brennan

Loved it!

5 on January 26, 2014

Bernard and Tessa were wonderful. They were friendly and courteous. We were going to stay only one night but, we ended up staying three. We will definitely be returning for our next trip to the mountains. Thanks Bernard and Tessa.

Lovely and Romantic

5 on January 22, 2014

We enjoyed the suite at the top of the house-- a big comfy bed with a reading nook off to the side. The breakfasts are two-course and beautiful, simple, delicious food. Should you have food sensitivities, Tessa and Bernard will make substitutions. The house feels quiet and restful, and is tucked into a pastoral backdrop of mountain, wood, and pasture. Just lovely.

Great place!

4.8 on January 16, 2014

We were just traveling through the area with no plan and found this gem! Will stop by again. Great place, gracious hosts!


5 on January 16, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Taylor House Inn. It was nice having the hot tea, hot chocolate and cider available to us at any time. We brought our 9 month old baby with us and the hosts were very accommodating and welcoming to us. I cannot have dairy because of datary restrictions and Tessa made it possible for me to eat without making me feel like a burden, The last day we were there, Bernard came and held our sweet baby while we ate so I could eat my breakfast in peace. These people are wonderful and so sweet. Thank you so much Russo's!!!!

A true five star Inn.

5 on January 07, 2014

Taylor House Inn is a priceless vacation Getaway at a very affordable price. Tessa and Bernard, the Inn Keepers, became like family. Everything that could be done to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, was done. The rooms were magnificent and designed in the best of taste. The meals were not just delicious, they were truly memorable. My wife and I went with the expectation of having a time of reflection and relaxation. We left, having achieved those expectations; but also, having some very precious new memories. Thank you Tessa and Bernard and Taylor House Inn for one of the most joyous times of our lives.

Mountain Get Away

4.6 on December 30, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Taylor House Inn. It was out 2nd trip there and everything was fantastic. Valle Crucis is our favorite spot in the mountains. One thing for Tess and Bernard - the armoir in the little room left our clothes with a musty smell. Perhaps you could freshen it up with a deodorizer. Marie and Paul Sessa

Great stay and excellent value

4.2 on November 28, 2013

Our three night stay was great. Very friendly and helpful innkeepers, nice quiet rooms, and a great breakfast. We will be back on our next trip to the area.


5 on November 18, 2013

I cannot explain how beautiful and peacful it was. The attention to detail was incredible. We arrived to be welcomed at the door and offered cheese, wine, and apple pie. I've never felt so home away from home. The price was an incredible value for the memory and experience. Came home feeling completely refreshed after a peacful weekend. Soothing to the soul!

What a Wonderful Place

5 on November 11, 2013

My wife & I had the great pleasure to stay here for 2 nights, 11-2 & 11-3 2013.Tessa & Bernard are wonderful Host. The Inn is so warm and inviting, the food was delicious and we were treated like royalty during our stay. We both highly recommend the Taylor House Inn as the place to stay when in the Boone area. I know we will return again to recharge our lives and enjoy all the Taylor House Inn and Valle Crucis has to offer.


5 on November 02, 2013

We loved our stay at the Taylor House Inn. Bernard and Tessa were the perfect hosts, the food was delicious, and Valle Crucis is just beautiful. We loved it!

100% a++

5 on November 02, 2013

An oasis of tranquility in a glorious setting with delightful hosts who make you feel totally at home. Highly recommended.

Lovely, convenient, old-fashioned B&B

4.0 on October 25, 2013

This is an excellent inn with wonderful hosts that is very convenient to the Valle Crucis crafts fair. If you want to avoid the ridiculous traffic to the fair, check in on Friday! The breakfasts were delightful - very hearty - with a choice of communal dining or private tables.

Beautiful Inn,

4.0 on October 22, 2013

Had a very plesant stay, The Inn was beautiful and the staff very freindly

High Country Serenity

5 on October 15, 2013

This country inn just outside quaint Valle Crucis is ideal for those wanting to truly get away and slow down. Many couples have chosen this location as a destination wedding because of the serene country road setting beneath the majestic maple trees in front of this historic white home with its wrap around porch. The Russos are kind and accommodating innkeepers, and Tessa's breakfasts are deliciciously and elegantly served. Treat yourself!

Enjoyable stay

3.8 on October 14, 2013

The owner let us check in early which was a great bonus for us. The room was comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was excellent. Overall I would go back.

Return Customers

5 on October 13, 2013

This is the second trip to Taylor House and I highly recommend it!! Everything is to perfection.

Mountain Retreat

5 on October 09, 2013

Would have liked the coffee a little weaker :)

A Stay at the Inn

4.6 on October 07, 2013

Our daughter is a student at Apppalachian University. My husband & I booked with Taylor House because we felt that it would be a more comfortable stay than at a hotel and we were right. The Russo's are accomodating and thoughtful. They even let our daughter have breakfast with us on Sunday morning. That meant alot to us.

Nice stay in a nice cottage

3.8 on October 07, 2013

For the most part, we enjoyed our stay at the Flower Cottage. Extremely comfortable bed, great shower, great main house, great food. The pump that ran every 5 minutes all night long kept us up, and walking across the muddy yard to get to the cottage could both easily be remedied. Gracious hosts.

Visit to Valle Crucis

5 on October 03, 2013

This was our second visit to the Taylor House Inn and it was as enjoyable as the first. Because we were there during the week in October, there were not many other guests, but the breakfast was excellent and the conversations with the hosts and other guest very enjoyable. Tessa breakfast with a special French flare added to the meal. The weather was beautiful for early October, and Bernard's suggestion to see Grandfather Mountain worked our perfect with clear weather and little wind. A must see.

Felt like home

5 on September 29, 2013

Loved it . Will visit again Tim Strickland

Great Vacation! Taylor House Inn topped it off!

5 on September 21, 2013

We stayed in 4 bed & breakfasts during this vacation and the Taylor House Inn was by far the best! Beautiful setting and Tessa & Bernard were great hosts! We highly recommend it and we will definitely visit again!

Kidders' Valle Crucis experience

5 on September 21, 2013

Bernard & Tessa are fabulous hosts! Loved our room, best nights sleep out of our 5 different stays, Tessa is an amazing chef! We will be back! Thank you, C&C Kidder

Visitors from South Africa

4.8 on September 18, 2013

Spent 4 nights around the Labour Day weekend. Paul and Janet

Taylor House Inn

5 on September 16, 2013

Great location! Great room! Great service! Great food! And precious innkeepers :)

We will return.

4.8 on September 16, 2013

Nice quite location. The breakfast was good. The rooms were very clean. We saw seven deer outside our window. The house is close to Boone and Blowing Rock. We plan on staying here again.


4.6 on September 10, 2013

This was our first time staying in a B&B. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying here again.

Wonderful Surprise in the Mountains of North Carolina

4.8 on September 04, 2013

Great B&B. I enjoyed the breakfast and all of the interesting original artwork they have hanging throughout the residence. The proprietors are attentive and the house and grounds are well maintained for such an historic property.

Our 1st stay at Taylor House Inn

5 on September 02, 2013

My wife and I absolutely loved our stay at The Taylor House Inn!! Tessa and Bernard went out of their way to make our stay memorable! Mission accomplished...we will be back!!

Gem in a mountain valley

4.4 on August 26, 2013

Excellent service and foodie breakfast are the features. Rooms are just fine and comfortable. Secluded location, but with access to nearby sites of interest.

a place of respite

5 on August 25, 2013

being in such a need of a place that was quiet and peaceful we were abundantly blessed......but also with the added warmth of the innkeepers as well as the beautiful, artistic décor and an amazing breakfast. We have been to many b and b's.....this is among the very top on our list. Will definitely return....very soon.

Not that great

3.2 on August 18, 2013

Overall, the accommodations were average to beliw average. The positives- The owners were very nice. The grounds are beautiful. The negatives- the air conditioning was sub par, the bathroom tub did not drain and the sink fixture came off in my hands. The floors were "squishy" in the bathroom. We did not eat at the inn, so cannot provide feedback about the food. Probably wont stay at this inn again.

Weekend Ge Away

4.6 on August 18, 2013

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend after checking our daughter in at Appalachian. The Hospitality of the owners was wonderful. Food Great. Our nights in both the The Flower Cottage/Aunt Sue's Room were great. Thanks for making our first B&B experience unforgettable. Alan and Colleen Schultz/ Sanford,NC


5 on August 13, 2013

I had an absolutely lovely two week stay at the Taylor House Inn. I enjoyed being in the Flower Cottage. It was very cozy and comfortable. I relaxed by sitting on the front porch of the main house and reading. They have beautiful surroundings. Tessa prepares delicious breakfasts. This was my second stay there and I plan to return next year.

Great place to relax

4.8 on August 12, 2013

We were very happy with this Taylor House and our 9 year old son was ready to move in with our hosts. Clean and quiet with everything that we needed during our stay. Great value, European charm, fabulous artwork and nice to be treated to a dignified breakfast with amazing service.

Excellent start to our honeymoon!

5 on August 08, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this quaint bed and breakfast for the first couple of nights of our honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with the place! The staff was friendly from the very beginning, upgrading us to the honeymoon sweet for no extra charge! The rooms were clean and the historic house, stunning! The breakfast in the morning was to wonderful, we both agreed that we felt as though we were eating at a five star restaurant! Needless to say we both loved the people, the place, and the rate and will definitely be visiting again soon!

Outstanding place to stay

4.8 on August 04, 2013

Breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit


4.8 on August 01, 2013

Service friendliness and good food! You won't ever fond anything better anywhere on earth. Lovely setting, and the nicest hosts one could ever imagine. It was a joy to share with these amazing in keepers their love for hospitality, graciousness and good living. It was a thoroughly wonderful, refreshing experience. Thank you so much!!!!

Nice stay!

5 on July 31, 2013

Very nice, lovely place.

A Great Little Getaway

3.8 on July 30, 2013

We enjoyed nearly everything about our stay. Our hosts were wonderfully charming and interesting. We would suggest an earlier coffee service for guests who enjoy the morning. It would be nice to have a breakfast option for guests with dietary needs, All in all it was just what we wanted and will book again.

The perfect B & B!!

5 on July 29, 2013

From the minute of our arrival everything was perfect. The house and grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. Bernard is friendly, helpful,interesting and nice. The same can be said for Tessa plus the fact that she is a marvelous chef. It is worth coming here to eat one of Tessa's breakfasts. A super enjoyable place.

Taylor House Inn

5 on July 28, 2013

Bernard was so kind with giving us directions to the inn, to a park to stretch our legs and ideas for driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. I so wish we could have stayed longer. Excellent Choice.

Grandfather Mountain Getaway

4.8 on July 26, 2013

Tessa and Bernard, our innkeepers went out of their way to provide us with a to-go breakfast so that we could enjoy an early start to the Highland Games on Grandfather Mountain. We got to enjoy the full, delicious breakfast in their attractive dining room the next morning. We really enjoyed having our own little porch at the 'Little Room' house, so that we could enjoy the woodland setting and a beautiful natural view of Valle Crucis, complete with the sounds of a rushing stream.

Weekend Getaway to NC Mountains

4.0 on July 24, 2013

Great service, beautiful setting.

Peaceful retreat in High Country

4.8 on July 20, 2013

We found the Taylor House Inn to be a wonderful getaway in the High Country of North Carolina. It was convenient to Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, and the Innkeepers, Tessa & Bernard Russo were most hospitable and accommodating. Breakfast was wonderful and so was the evening wine, fruit and cheese!

Peaceful getaway

5 on July 14, 2013

We were looking for a comfortable and peaceful place to stay while spending the week at Valle Crucis. Couldn't find a better location if spending time at the Valle Crucis conference center, wonderful owners and a lovely place. We already booked next years stay

Great visit!!

4.4 on July 12, 2013

We spent two nights at the Inn over a very rainy 4th of July weekend. We experienced a very clean and comfortable room, and the breakfasts were a work of art. Hard to decide wether they looked better than they tasted! The Inn keepers were very accommodating, and very helpful with suggestions and directions. Would definitely visit here again when in the area.

Great value

4.8 on July 05, 2013

I don't think that I will ever stay in a hotel again. This stay at the Taylor House really spoiled me!

Book your room today!

5 on July 04, 2013

This was our first visit to Boone and our first Bed and Breakfast experience. I doubt I will ever consider a traditional hotel again! The Inn was wonderful and as described and shown in the pictures. Bernard is a gracious host, Tessa is an amazing chief and the entire staff are simply perfect. Book with extreme confidence and enjoy your trip!

We'll be back

4.4 on July 02, 2013

Welcoming, helpful hosts, beautiful, comfortable rooms, bucolic setting. Nice full breakfast in a cheerful setting. Mini refrigerators, very soft towels, bubble bath, complimentary wine and cheese, decor is country antiques mixed with modern paintings - a welcome contrast. One can hear the soothing stream across the road. Just a very nice B&B to stay in!

Weekend Wedding delight

4.2 on June 09, 2013

Our son was married on June 1, 2013. We were trying to create a stress free close family and friends intimate wedding. We achieved that because of this outstanding location. From the rehearsal dinner on Friday night, to the Sunday morning after the event, the wedding could not have been any better. All of our guest were very impressed. Tessa and Bernard were there every step of the way with support and ideas but no intrusion. This is the ideal spot for wedding for anyone. Thank You Tessa and Bernard:-)

Beautiful Inn, Fabulous Service

5 on June 03, 2013

We were guests at Taylor House for four nights in mid April and I don't think we could have picked a better place to stay. Tessa is an amazing chef and she went out of her way to prepare a unique breakfast every morning. The room was incredibly clean and the location is central to everything, but quiet and removed from the bustle of the tourist areas. Thank you Tessa and we will be back!

Okay but not great

2.6 on May 30, 2013

A few simple things could have really made a difference - hook on the back of the bathroom door so you have a place to hang your robe while you're showering, an extra wastebasket in the room instead of just in the bathroom, choice between 2 items for breakfast, greeting and socalizing with all of the guests, not just the 2 most talkative... Probably won't stay here again.

Gracious hosts and hostess

4.0 on May 19, 2013

Tess and Bernard were very gracious during our stay. The common area was comfortably furnished. Their inn is very very clean, and they take great pride in their establishment.

Darrell & Anita McGinty

4.0 on April 30, 2013

It was a very lovely old house, very nice. The owner was very good.

exceptional innkeepers

5 on April 24, 2013

The Inn was a little "long in the tooth" but the service, cleanliness and friendliness were superb. Tessa is a chef not a cook.


5 on April 19, 2013

We had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate our thirty ninth wedding anniversary at THE TAYLOR HOUSE INN. We had a GREAT time staying in Aunt Nancy's room. The breakfast is fantastic. It is a beautiful house and Bernard and Tessa went above and beyond to make our stay amazing. We hope to return some day and we highly recommend this B & B to anyone visiting the area. Thanks again Bernard and Tessa for the warm hospitality. God bless you both.

The Best B&B In North Carolina.

5 on April 17, 2013

Our hosts were fabulous. Tessa is a fantastic cook. All-day coffee, comfy beds, warm fires on wet days. Bernard is a joy and gave us a lovely history lesson about the historic site. Nestled in the smokey mountains of NC, we enjoyed hiking, shopping, wine tasting and so much more. Thanks for making this the best stay I've every experienced at a BYB.

VERY clean and relaxing

4.0 on April 13, 2013

This lovely bed and breakfast is located in a beautiful area just outside of Boone, North Carolina! The decor and artwork was not my style however the home is decorated by the owners and likely appeals to them. The room was very clean and fresh feeling. The bedroom was spacious with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was large and comfortable with great lighting. The big windows and evening breeze was delightful! Waking to singing birds topped the stay!


5 on April 09, 2013

My husband and I reserved the Flower Cottage for an overnight stay on our anniversary. When we arrived, we were offered a free upgrade to Aunt Nancy's Room. It was wonderful! The room was more spacious than the cottage and everything was so clean and well taken care of. We were very pleased with our stay! Would definitely like to go back and spend more time there.

wonderful visit!

5 on March 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed two nights here at the Taylor House Inn. Bernard and Tessa were not only accommodating but they upgraded our room to the main house since there were no others scheduled to stay! The complementary breakfast was amazing and Tessa is an awesome cook! I would recommend this B&B to anyone wanting a quiet/romantic get away.

Taylor House Inn Stay

4.2 on March 15, 2013

We stayed Friday and Saturday nights as we were in area for a wedding nearby. We were very pleased with our stay. Hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate available at all times as well as fresh baked goodies. Inn Keepers very helpful and friendly.

Taylor House Inn - An awesome B&B experience

5 on March 11, 2013

We spent an amazing weekend at the Taylor House Inn thanks to Tessa and Bernard. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. When Tessa learnt that we were traveling with our 3 year old daughter, she rented us the entire floor for the price of one room just so the little one could get all the space she needed. The breakfast was an out of the world experience - sumptous pancakes, fresh fruit, gourmet coffee. The sunlight in the dining room, the cozy living room, the lovely art pieces throughout the house - we will cherish all the memories.

Romantic B&B

5 on March 05, 2013

We spent the weekend of March 1st to celebrate our marriage anniversary and we couldn't choose better. The place is beautiful, full of personality. Tessa and Bernard are perfect hosts, providing all we need to feel at home. The breakfast is delicious and sophisticated. In the living room, there's a sign saying: "enter as strangers, leave as friends" and I wouldn't describe better.

Wonderful Weekend Getaway

4.8 on February 13, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a lovely three night stay at the Taylor House Inn. We chose the Inn based on reviews we read online, and we were not disappointed. The house itself was beautiful, and the hospitality offered by Tessa and Bernard was second to none. We arrived in a cold sleet and snow mix to find that we had been upgraded to a larger room in the main house (we had booked a smaller room in a cabin). The heat had even been turned up in our room in anticipation of our arrival. The room was spacious, the bed was comfy, and we had everything we needed. A small refrigerator stocked with water and soda was a welcome surprise. Downstairs, we had 24 hour access to an assortment of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We thoroughly enjoyed each of the three breakfasts that were served during our stay. Everything was delicious, and Tessa enthusiastically embraced the challenge of my husband's dietary restrictions! Restaurant recommendations were excellent, as well, and Tessa even heated up our Italian food leftovers so that we could eat a quick lunch before taking off for an afternoon of skiing at nearby Sugar Mountain. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and relaxing stay, and we will surely find our way to the Taylor House Inn again soon!

Excellent B&B!!

5 on February 11, 2013

Easily the best bed and breakfast I've ever stayed in! My wife and I checked in late and the owners were very accomodating. They also upgraded our room which we really appreciated! The breakfast was great. The owners were very happy and always had a smile on their face. They were very knowledgeable and had great recommendations for activities and resturants in the area. We will definately stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

Great place to get snowed in

4.8 on February 07, 2013

The host were most gracious and upgraded our room as they were not so busy during our visit.

Very nice place!

3.4 on February 05, 2013

Very nice place. Had a good, quite trip. Owners are very nice people. Good place to get away.

Great stay

5 on January 26, 2013

Perfect overnight stay! The breakfast was unbelievable..

Cozy Winter Getaway

4.8 on January 25, 2013

We arrived to the Taylor House Inn after a long day of skiing. The hostess and host were amazing. We brought with us a cold container of homemade soup and they heated the meal up for us and had it waiting at the dinning room table in beautiful servings bowls. The snack they provided when we first arrived was delicious, a variety of cheeses and crackers, olives, homemade apple pie (DELIOCIOUS!) A wide variety of hot teas, coffee, wine to drink. The home was beautiful. We stayed in a little cottage outback that was warm and cozy and very intimate. The host was able to provide us with a map of the area and recommendations on restaurants and attractions we maybe interested in seeing. The next morning they served a delicious homemade meal and we had the opportunity to sit at the dinning room table and mingle with the other house guests. I totally feel if the hostesses was to serve a formal evening meal we would have paid anything she wanted to charge, her cooking was phenominal! I would definitaly recommend this B&B and hope we have the opportunity to stay there in the near future!

Warm hearts in Winter!

4.8 on January 25, 2013

We arrived in a blizzard directed by Bernard on the phone. They upgraded our room to one upstairs since we had reserved the "Flower Cottage" which would have meant walking thru the mud and snow to get to our room. Every breakfast was beautifully served and delicious. When we decided to leave before breakfast on our last day Tessa even put the coffee out early to send us on our way warm and awake! They made our stay so pleasant. I'm happy we chose the Taylor House Inn!

A great place to stay!

4.8 on January 03, 2013

This was our first time staying at the Taylor House Inn. The inn is a short drive from multiple ski resorts, state parks many great places to eat. Tessa and Bernard are fantastic hosts, providing us with directions and tips that helped us plan our daytime activities. Tessa is also a wonderful cook and prepared a delicious breakfast every morning. We highly recommend the Taylor House Inn if you’re planning a trip into the mountains of North Carolina!!

Great Winter Vacation

5 on December 19, 2012

We had one of the best B&B experiences we've ever had when we stayed at Taylor House for 5 days in December. The Inn Keepers, Tessa and Bernard, are warm, friendly, and welcoming. Our room was spacious and comfortable. You are surrounded by simple but tasteful furnishings, beautifully coordinated decor (no B&B mauve anywhere), and unexpected pieces of art. Breakfast served in the dining room of this hundred year old house was artfully prepared and delicious. The house and grounds are well-maintained. Two heating systems guarantee that you will be comfortable. It was close to all the places we wanted to visit in Boone, Sugar Mtn., Linville, and Chimney Rock. We look forward to staying at Taylor House again.

Wonderful service at Taylor House Inn

5 on December 19, 2012

We spent a wonderful weekend at the Taylor House Inn. The room was beautiful and comfortable and the inn keepers were very nice and helpful.

Beautiful Stay

5 on December 02, 2012

We enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend at the inn. The owners are gracious and provide not just an immaculate inn and gourmet breakfasts, but respite from the hectic demands of work and family life. The inn is surrounded by mountain and vale-- lovely scenic views abound from the wide front porch. I enjoyed the comfortable bed in an elegant room. This was our second stay at the inn. I will return again.

Thanksgiving, 2012

4.6 on November 26, 2012

What a great place and what pleasant experience was spending the Thanksgiving holyday at the Taylor House, Bernard and Tessa make you feel at home and spoil you with the wonders that Tessa prepare for breakfast every day, will definitely go back and recommend to all our friends… Roger an Adriana, Charlotte NC

Beautiful Autumn Visit

5 on October 25, 2012

Charmed. That is what the Taylor House Inn is. From the European, French Country decor and personalized and very friendly staff to the views and comfort, this Inn was a treat to ourselves to stay there. Taylor House Inn is only minutes from Boone and other small towns in the area that feature craft festivals and a host of other seasonal celebrations that include food and local craftsmen. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to return.

Wonderful Fall Trip!

5 on October 24, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay so much! We felt so welcomed but at the same felt we had our privacy too. Tessa! The food was so yummy! My crepe this morning was heavenly! All the food was so special and tasted so good. Even my husband, the picky eater, loved it! And another thing! He kept saying over and over.... this bed is comfortable. We really loved grabbing our coffee and tea that was ready and waiting on us when we woke up and heading to the porch. Very convenient to all that we wanted to go see as well. Thank you for a cozy, lovely stay. The Griffins

anniversary trip

5 on October 16, 2012

My husband and I recently visited Taylor House Inn for a weekend away. We were celebrating our 7th anniversary. We had an amazing time! The Inn is lovely, our room was large and very comfortable. The breakfasts were excellent, as well as the wine and cheese on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The owners, Bernard and Tessa, were charming and funny. We will definitely be back as it was a wonderful experience!

Great food

5 on October 15, 2012

A great experience. The breakfasts were outstanding. The only negative comment is they need to have a radio in the room. We will go back.

Loved The Taylor House Inn!

4.8 on September 19, 2012

We spend this weekend here and loved it. It was our first time, but we will definetly be back. Tessa and Bernard do everything possible to make your stay a wonderful experience.

A Happy Little Honeymoon

4.6 on September 15, 2012

Having just been married a couple of hours earlier, we arrived for a two-night honeymoon at the Taylor House Inn. We'd made reservations for the Little Room in the Red Cottage. The innkeeper quickly and generously offered to move us to Aunt Sue's Room in the main house. Guests were greeted with wine and cheeses. Breakfast on Sunday morning was lovely with whole wheat pancakes, turkey sausage, and wonderful rice pudding with peaches and rasberry sauce. Monday morning was graced with a scrumptious Italian pastry, the innkeeper's family recipe. We also enjoyed smoked salmon, asparagus, and a poached egg on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce. The setting is quiet and rural -- exactly what we were seeking -- but close enough to wonderful dining and nearby small towns and outdoor activities if one is interested in heading out and about.

Great B&B

5 on September 10, 2012

Excellent B&B in a beautiful location. Tessa and Bernard were delightful hosts who have created a really warm and personable atmosphere. Food and hospitality were fantastic and the property and setting is perfect for a calming getaway. Will definitely visit this B&B again. Highly recommend it. Kevin & Julie DeVries

Quiet retreat in the woods!

4.6 on September 09, 2012

Very nice Innand great location for a few days retreat! Really enjoyed the breakfast's as well as the quiet location. Would try it again!

A place to feel comfortable and welcomed

4.2 on September 06, 2012

We enjoyed our stay and agreable talks with our interesting hosts. The colorful paintings all over the place are very inspiring and the interior of the rooms was set with love for the detail.

Taylor house Inn

5 on September 04, 2012

Our stay during Labor Day weekend was perfect.......from the delicious gourmet breakfast, to the comfortable king size posted bed in the Taylor Squire's suite! We will definitely go back. Thanks to Tessa and Bernard for a wonderful time!

Taylor House Inn - A beautiful place

5 on August 21, 2012

The 101 year old house is stunning, and it is beautifully decorated, including original art from artists of the inn keepers family. Tessa and Bernad Russo are wonderful hosts, and the food served for breakfast was exquisite. I was seeing my son off to college, and staying at the Taylor House for two nights turned this trip into a mini vacation for me.

Greatly Enjoyed Our Stay

5 on August 13, 2012

Our time at the Taylor House Inn was a very relaxing and peaceful time that we will most likely do again! The food, room, location, and hosts were all a part of making our stay an enjoyable experience.

A gem!!

5 on August 11, 2012

We weren't sure where we'd be staying on our way home from Knoxville, so the night before we were looking at B&B's and hotels in the Boone area. We saw only positive comments about Taylor House and that clinched it for us! Those comments were absolutely correct---Taylor House is a truly delightful place to stay. The Inn Keepers, Tessa and Bernard are wonderful hosts---very helpful about places to eat and interesting places to see, and they served us a delicious breakfast also:) The Inn is charming and very clean and comfortable. If you are used to watching TV all the time, you will learn how to communicate with each other again since the room did not have one (a positive comment!) We are looking forward to going back soon, and will also be recommending it to our friends.

Treated like a queen

5 on August 06, 2012

I found the Taylor House to be a beautiful, comfortable place to spend an entire week. Tessa and Bernard are extremely hospitable. Bernard even carried my big suitcase up and down the stairs! I can hardly wait to go back!

One night stay in the mountains

4.0 on July 24, 2012

We chose this as an alternative to a chain hotel. We had a pleasant stay. We felt that while we had stayed in better B&B's, this one was a good value.

Mountain retreat

3.4 on July 23, 2012

Wonderful Inn,owners warm and friendly and breakfasts were very good with excellent presentation. Would stay here again and will recommend the Inn to friends

'Superb' Bed & Breakfast Inn!

4.8 on July 19, 2012

The Taylor House Inn was the 'most gracious & friendly Bed & Breakfast. Tessa & Bernard Russo were so pleasant & gracious people that run the Inn. The food was fabulous and everything was so clean. My husband and I felt at home! What a beautiful experience, we will diffently return!

Wonderful Stay

5 on July 18, 2012

The Breakfasts are to die for as my daughter stated. It is actually home away from home. Great stay, highly recommended.

Weekend at the Taylor House Inn

4.6 on July 16, 2012

We had a delightful weekend at the Taylor House Inn. The Innkeepers, Tessa and Bernard Russo were nothing but wonderful in their care for our needs and in bringing us into their beautiful B & B. I highly recommend this Inn for a very memorable stay in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

Lovely place, lovely people

4.4 on July 16, 2012

Tessa and Bernard were very friendly, knowledgable about the area, and helpful. The rooms are very nice and comfortable, and the location is just gorgeous. And breakfasts were amazing! Thanks so much.

Perfect Bridesmaid Luncheon

5 on July 12, 2012

We had my daughter's Bridesmaids luncheon at The Taylor House Inn. Tessa had us set up on the front porch. The setting was perfect and the food was delicious. They were wonderful to work with. I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat!!

Beautiful place

4.8 on July 11, 2012

A beautiful inn, in a beautiful setting. Bernard and Tessa were wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were fabulous! I would stay here again if I were to return to the area .

Enter as strangers, leave as friends

5 on July 05, 2012

The house is just as charming as I imagined! The breakfasts are delicious and served beautifully. The real treasurers of the Taylor House Inn are our new friends Tessa & Bernard, their hospitality made us fell right at home. Dr. & Mrs. Davis, Black Mountain, NC

Nice B&B

4.0 on July 03, 2012

Our hosts Tessa and Bernard were very gracious. Tessa's breakfasts and afternoon snacks were delicious. Very quite and restful place to stay close to downtown Valle Cruis.

first timers

4.2 on July 01, 2012

Mid afternoon arrival with ginger cookies and coffee/tea waiting. Upside down pineapple cake later in evening. Totally unexpected. Only 3 couples staying that night so (without asking us), Tessa offered us an upgraded room. Amazing! Chocolate kisses at bedside. Lots of attention to detail. Breakfast was delicious, but a little over the top for my taste. Overall excellent experience!

Best Wedding Location in NC

5 on June 26, 2012

June 16, 2012 - We held our daughter and son-in-laws wedding reception at the Taylor House Inn, Banner Elk, NC the Inn Keepers and Owners Tessa and Bernard Russo are the most gracious people I have ever meet. They opened their beautiful home and hearts to us all, the wedding reception was amazing under the big white tent with mountain views all around. It is the wedding location of a lifetime. Tessa and Bernard helped make our day absolutely amazing. We left Banner Elk that Sunday knowing we had made two new great friends. I would highly recommend the Taylor House Inn for a Wedding, any event, or just to get away. You will stay and then you will return, the beauty of the Taylor House Inn and the generosity of Bernard and Tessa just draws you in.

Pleasantly surprised!

3.6 on June 21, 2012

This was my first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and I was pleasantly surprised - super friendly owners, lots of complimentary coffee/tea choices, comfy bed, very clean, and lovely view!

Wedding at Taylor House

5 on June 20, 2012

We had our wedding at the Taylor House Inn on May 27, 2012. My family stayed at the Inn for the weekend and the inn-services were wonderful. Their Wedding services were equally outstanding. Bernard and Tessa assisted us with any details we needed and were flexible regarding our requests and last minute changes. The wedding set-up turned out beautiful- just what I wanted. I would highly recommend for a vacation or event. It is an amazing value for an amazing venue.

Beautiful Home, Beautiful People

5 on June 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Taylor House Inn with our two grandaughters in June of this year. We have stayed at B&B's in San Antonio, TX; Charleston, SC; West Virginia, and many others, but none as welcoming as the Taylor House Inn. eE have passed it many times in our trips to NC, and I have always admired the beauty of the home and wished to stay there, and my wish came ture! I was not disappointed! We will return as often as we can. Thank you Bernard & Tessie Russo.

Fabulous B&B

4.8 on June 02, 2012

We stayed at the Taylor House at the end of May 2012 for our anniversary weekend and Tessa and Bernard were so hospitable, but definitely not overbearing. The location is gorgeous – a perfect distance to feel secluded but not so much that you actually are. The house itself is beautiful and the room we stayed in was so relaxing (Aunt Doris Room #2)! The décor is more updated than what is shown in the current website photo (very pleasing to the eye). The food was absolutely delicious!! A made from scratch, two course gourmet breakfast was served every morning. Tessa is a fabulous cook – she was even able to accommodate my dairy-free diet without blinking. This was such a wonderful experience that my husband and I are looking forward to making this the place we visit every year for our anniversary – Lord willing!

May 4-5. 2012 stay-Taylor House Inn, Valle Crucis NC

5 on May 29, 2012

We as a couple enjoyed a perfect 2-night stay, and found the accomodations, setting, and hospitality exceptional. Our hosts were gracious, kind and generous with lovely breakfasts, afternoon tea and wine & cheese. This was our most relaxing and pleasant bed & breakfast visit ever, and we have been traveling to Valle Crucis and the NC highlands for 20+ years.


5 on May 17, 2012

Dear Tessa and Bernard, Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cozy The Little Room. Additionally, you both make our hiking group extra welcome and your Inn's spacious gathering living and dining areas contribute to a most congenial weekend for our being together. Your hospitality is much appreciated and I, especially want to thank you for your catering to my special dietary needs. It was lovely to do a repeat, as you have been so friendly,pleasant and accommodating to us all. With all our very best wishes,

Loved our stay!

4.0 on May 16, 2012

Tessa and Bernard were the perfect hosts at this charming B&B! We would definitely visit again...maybe in the Fall!!

Good Value

3.0 on May 12, 2012

Although we have stayed at much nicer B&B facilities, the owners service attitude made up for any defeciencies. We received an upgrade w/o asking for our wedding anniversary. Rooms include free wifi, complementary beverages, and phone use.

Beautiful Setting, Wonderful Service

4.4 on May 06, 2012

Couldn't have asked for more out of a weekend getaway at the Taylor House Inn. The hosts were wonderful and helpful, the room was delightful and the breakfast was delicious!

Tessa and Bernard Are Great Hosts

5 on April 29, 2012

We made our reservation for a stay last year but had a problem getting to the Inn that night and had to cancel after the cancelation deadline. Bernard suggested a win-win for all of us that allowed us to stay at a later date and not endure any cost penalty. It was wonderful to know we had selected such fine Inn Keepers for our getaway weekend. We just stayed with Tessa and Bernard and had a wonderful time at their beautiful Inn and enjoying their hospitality.

Great place

4.8 on April 28, 2012

Off the beaten path, but a great place to go to relax. We showed up in the middle of a hail storm and were given a room upgrade from the outdoor cabin to an in the house room to make things easier with luggage, etc. We had a great time and would recommend to friends. The only reason rooms didn't get 5 stars is because we would have liked darker curtains on the windows.

The best Inn, ever.

5 on April 18, 2012

From the enticing front porch to the wonderfully appointed room to the delightful breakfasts, the Taylor House and it's innkeepers, exceeded all expectations. The Russo's have not missed a single detail to insure that our stay was a 5-star experience. Not only is the inn itself gorgeous, but Tessa and Bernard are so genuinely warm and welcoming, you feel as if you've known them forever! Thank you both, for a terrific experience. Kathy H.

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!

5 on April 16, 2012

Our daughter and son-in-law gave us a two night stay at Taylor House Inn B&B to celebrate our 50th anniversary! We could not have been more pleased! Our hosts were so accommodating and yet we had complete privacy. They were very knowledgeable about restaurants near by for great dinners, and attractions in the area.Our breakfasts were divine (we are a little spoiled...our son is a chef!) We would recommend this jewel to everyone!

Another wonderful stay

5 on March 05, 2012

This is the second time in two years that we had the opportunity to stay at the Taylor House Inn. We have stayed both times in the Flower Cottage, a room in a separate cottage behind the main Inn. It is very warm, comfortable, affordable and private, with it's own bath. Our hosts served a wonderful breakfast which included fresh fruit and eggs benedict! We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.

Excellent Experience

4.6 on March 05, 2012

This was our first experience at a B&B and we loved it. The owners were fantastic, so nice, extremely helpful and accomodating. The house is lovely and the room was comfortable and relaxing. We would definitely go back.

Amazing Mountain Getaway

5 on February 24, 2012

This was the first time my husband and I had stayed at a B&B. I can't say enough great things about The Taylor House Inn! The Inn Keepers, Tessa and Bernard, as well as the Inn itself were warm and inviting with more than I expected for a B&B. The breakfast was out of this world, plenty filling to hold you off until dinner and snacks in the early evening to keep you warm an cozy through the night (The menu was always changing). The house has many bedrooms, perfectly updated but still keeping in tact with the charm of the house. Each bedroom seemed to have its own private bathroom, which was excellent. The Inn is perfectly situated between all of the local ski spots (Sugar, Beech, and Appalachian Mountains),waterfalls, hiking, and towns of Boone and Blowing Rock. The Inn Keepers are very familiar with the area and provided excellent ideas for fun filled days. It was the perfect accommodation for our long weekend getaway to appreciate all the simple things in life. This is a must stay for all those traveling to the mountains. We will definitely return with friends and family.

What a memory...

5 on February 17, 2012

Quaint and timeless, the Taylor House was a cozy end to our short vacation. Bernard and Tessa were perfect hosts with abundant cheer and good advice for local dining and to-do's. After a long walk around the crisp and majestic country side, I'm afraid we may have drank them out of their apple cider, but the stay would not have been the same without it. Breakfast could not have been better or more filling, as it was accented with classic French accoutrement. I left feeling more like I was leaving home only to return one day to the warm smiles and firm hugs of a newly acquired family. Thank you Benard and Tessa we only wish peace and happiness in your future. See you next year! ~Jacob and Amy, Asheville, NC

Outstanding Hosts; Very comfortable B&B

4.4 on February 12, 2012

We were there for only 1 night for my wife's birthday. Tessa & Bernard were outstanding hosts. They upgraded our room for my wife's birthday - no extra cost! We enjoyed our stay - it was perfect for our 1 night; we will stay again and recommend.

Charm in the NC mountains.

4.0 on February 09, 2012

Lovely place 15 minutes outside of Boone and Banner Elk, NC. It was a wonderful stay, great room, and charming owners. I will be going back next time I ski Sugar Mnt.

my birthday get away

3.4 on January 30, 2012

The rooms were chilly. I woke up several times and was cold. The hot water was great however. Filled up the bathtub and never ran out. Would go back, but would pick a room that wasn't on the1st floor.

beautifully peaceful

5 on January 20, 2012

The owners are wonderful hosts. The house is in a wonderful rural area within a short driving distance to the ski sloped and the Mast General Store. It was simply wonderful and we will return.


5 on January 17, 2012

I just want to say thanks for the best time. The place it's amazing, the attention from Mr Bernard and Ms Tessa make you feel like home. Very sweet people, many beatiful details, and the place it's a dream. MORE THAN OUTSTANDING

Overnight get away

4.4 on January 11, 2012

Stayed in the Squire Taylor Suite. The place has a wonderful atmosphere to it. My only complaint was the chair and couch in the sitting area were uncomfortable to sit in. They look wonderful but were not conducive to sitting in them for any length of time.The service and food were excellent.

Fantastic and Perfect in every way!

5 on January 07, 2012

We had a fabulous new years weekend here, and can't say enough good things about the experience. The Russos are so welcoming, cordial and breakfast is delicious. We loved our room, and will definitely visit again!


4.0 on January 05, 2012

Is wonderful. Everything clean, food was great. Tessa and Bernard are great people make us feel very comfortable at Taylor house. We absolutely love it. Only good things to say on our experience in Taylor house.

Wonderful place!

5 on January 04, 2012

I will recommend Taylor House Inn to all my friends! Place is wonderful and romantic and nice and clean! Tessa and Bernard are great people! Breakfast was also awesome! Cant wait to come back!

Extreemly Satisfied

5 on January 02, 2012

The innkeepers went above and beyond to make sure our stay was an excellent experience.

Perfect weekend getaway!!

5 on December 14, 2011

We planned a weekend getaway to go skiing and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountain area. What a great weekend it turned out to be! The innkeepers were perfect hosts, tending to our needs and making sure we had directions to our destinations. Our room was perfectly appointed and warm, which was nice to came back to after a long day out in the cold. Breakfast was outstanding both mornings. I cannot say enough about Tessa and Bernard. They made our stay very special. We will definitely return!!

Beautiful home with a beautiful view.

4.4 on November 26, 2011

I had a wonderful stay at the Taylor House Inn. Tessa and Bernard Russo were very kind. My room was large and comfortable. The food was excellent! From fresh fruit to the lightest corn meal pancakes everything was perfect.

1st Anniversary

4.4 on November 21, 2011

My wife and I have made each other a promise to get away every year on our anniversary, even if for only one night. Sure enough, this year work schedules and family obligations restricted us to just one night. So we wanted to do something special. Neither of us had ever stayed at a B&B before, but have often talked about it. We decided that was what we would do this year. The economic of course gave us some restrictions, and Taylor House Inn fit our budget and was absolutely beautiful as well. We could not have asked for better. The house is gorgeous, the room was spotless and very comfortable, the extras like long distance (including international) calls, drinks in the in room refridgerator, and downstairs refreshments were complimentary. Breakfast was incredible and there's no way you leave the table hungry.

Thank you!

4.4 on November 16, 2011

We had a wonderful, restful time and appreciated the hospitality.


5 on November 15, 2011

Stayed in Aunt Sue's room and it was wonderful. The bed was comfy and the breakfast was delicious!!!!! Tessa and Bernard are wonderful people and very knowledgeable about the area!!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!!!!

Wonderful Weekend!

4.8 on November 13, 2011

Tessa and Bernard were just wonderful, gracious, and friendly. We had a great time staying in the attic room and are looking forward to a return trip soon. Breakfast was fantastic!

Taylor House trip

3.2 on November 01, 2011

The house and its surroundings are beautiful and serene. A great place to "get away".

The Taylor House Inn

4.0 on October 29, 2011

Tessa and Bernard Russo, stewards of The Taylor House Inn in Valle Crusis, NC deserve their many accolades. Their location is central to all the activities in the valley. We look for friendliness and service from our hosts, and cleanliness and comfort from the establishment. You will find all of this at The Taylor House Inn.

Wonderful B&B in a Beautiful Setting

4.4 on October 27, 2011

The Taylor House sits amongst beautiful trees in the back and the front porch of the main house overlooks a stream and pasture. Quiet, calm and serene are words that come to mind. The rooms are charming and inviting, each with its own personality. The innkeepers are friendly, likeable and anxious to please. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

Taylor House Inn

4.8 on October 25, 2011

What a perfect weekend of rest and relaxation! Beautiful, cozy, quaint, perfect location...what else can I say? The owners are so kind and gracious and the perfect hosts! The views are like something out of a magazine. Can't wait to go back!

First Timers at a B&B

5 on October 25, 2011

This was our first experience at a B&B. We were celebrating our 11th wedding aniversary. We loved our stay and will come back again. The best thing about a B&B is the social interaction with other guest and the innkeepers. That just doesn't happen in a hotel. In fact one of the guest gave us free tickets to the ASU Football Game (Thanks again for the tickets). I will definitely stay at this B&B again. In fact I might start using B&Bs over hotels in the future. Great job Tessa and Bernard.

A Wonderful Anniversary Stay

5 on October 21, 2011

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary by staying in a B&B in the Banner Elk / Valle Crucis area of North Carolina because of the charm and character of the local area. We chose the Taylor House Inn because of its good reviews on B&B.com, the quaint appearance of the photos on its website, and because it is tucked away in a more rural area on a map. We were not dissappointed. The Inn has the ambiance of a bygone era of the old South, nestled away in the hills. We stayed in the Lou Hill Smith's suite which was quite spacious and private, located at the top floor of the house. Tessa provided us warm, scruptious breakfasts and Bernard provided excellent recommendations on what to do, see, and eat in the local area. We'll be a return customer!


4.8 on October 18, 2011

Just had a fantastic trip to the NC mountains and no visit is complete without staying at the Taylor House Bed and Breakfast in Valle Crucis ( have stayed numerous times). The house is lovely, the rooms are roomy, clean and very comfortable. The hosts, Tessa and Bernard, go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable and individualized. Tessa made my partner and I a wonderful vegan breakfast.

Great Choice for Boone-Banner Elk Area

3.8 on October 14, 2011

If you're going to call the Taylor House Inn a Bed & Breakfast, you need to put the word BREAKFAST in all caps. Best B&B dining I've ever had. The location is conveniently nestled between some of NC's best sites and attractions and close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which for our October stay was a must. The only reason a couple of my ratings were "Met my expectations" and not higher, was that research had led me to expect top quality. I was not disappointed.

Our lovely stay at the Taylor House Inn!!!

5 on October 09, 2011

Thank you for our lovely stay at the Inn. The room was gorgeous, the food was great, and the Inn Keepers were lovely. Thank you for a great stay for our 28th Anniversary!!!

Wonderful Wedding

5 on October 05, 2011

My Husband and I just had our wedding at the Taylor House Inn. Planning a destination wedding on my own seemed difficult, but Tessa had all the answers to any questions that I had. She arranged all of the rentals that we needed and put me in touch with the right people to make the whole thing happen. The weather changed drastically a couple of days before the wedding and she secured a much needed heater for the reception. Bernard did the photography and took beautiful pictures. We were able to rent the entire Inn for our family, which made everything very easy. They were both very accommodating and helped make our day special. My husband and I also stayed here prior to booking it for our wedding site and were very pleased with our overall experience. - Jolene

First time B&B guests

4.4 on September 29, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Taylor House Inn. The innkeepers were friendly and accommodating.

Phenominal Stay

5 on September 27, 2011

Tessa and Bernard were fabulous hosts. Quiet and very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. One must mention the absolutely fabulous breakfasts at this Inn. Truely outstanding. I mentioned to my wife how stunning the meals were. If you stay you must ask Tessa to make the Taylor House Sinful bread pudding. An exceptional value.

Fun family gettogether

4.0 on September 11, 2011

Beautiful setting. Phenomenal food. Good company. Rememberable exprience.

Enjoyed our stay..

5 on August 31, 2011

Even though we only staying at the Bed and Breakfast to sleep and eat, we still very much enjoyed it. Mr. and Mrs. Russo are very warm and charming. They are a perfect fit at the Taylor House Inn. The property is picturesque, and the rooms are quaint with simple design, which makes it all that more comfortable. Tessa and Bernard, it was a pleasure. We would love to stay there again.

very nice stay and restfull night

4.4 on August 25, 2011

Enjoyed it very much would stay there again if the need was there

Taylor House Inn

4.8 on August 21, 2011

Everything about this B&B was excellent, but be sure to arrive from the main road, and not the back road from Banner Elk which is torn up.

wedding and family fusion

4.8 on August 20, 2011

perfect location and atmosphere established favorably from the start. bernard does a marvelous job as host and the little things are attended to as required. the breakfast setting were great and food presentation excellent. would recommend to others with high praise.

Mountain getaway weekend

3.8 on August 14, 2011

Our hosts were very sensitive to our dietary needs and went out of their way to accomodate them. They gave us excellant recommendations for day trips and fine dining. We will certainily return to Taylor House Inn.

Familiar Surroundings

4.0 on August 09, 2011

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Taylor House Inn. The owners, who have personable and pleasant in the past, became much more like friends this trip. They do a remarkable job with service and food in a part of the world where both are somewhat hard to come by.

Wonderful, delicious, and quiet

3.8 on August 02, 2011

Quiet and pastoral location right next to the conveniences of Boone and the mountains, but without the hubbub. Delicious breakfast!

Perfect Hospitality!

4.4 on August 01, 2011

Tessa and Bernard are charming, lively and attentive hosts - they absolutely cannot be topped in terms of hospitality. They truly make you feel welcome without being the least bit intrusive. The inn is located off of a windy country road, in a beautiful wooded setting. Other than the occassional car passing by, you can sit on the front porch (rocking chairs or swing) and listen to the sounds of nature - it is a nice escape from city life. We were also able to walk to the Mast General Store from the inn. Bernard is a great source for ideas and information about the area. We went to the mountains with no specific plans, and he helped map out our days. Tessa is an excellent cook - breakfast was different each day (we stayed four nights) and the service was 5-star. I felt like a princess every morning! The rooms were clean and neat - yes, it is an older inn, but well cared for. We did receive an upgrade when we arrived, which was very appreciated. The Aunt Doris room is comfortable and quiet (and has a charming claw-foot tub in the bath). The bed was made up and towels replaced each day, so we always came back to a neat room. Overall, this was a pleasant stay with hosts who made us feel completely welcome and at home. Highly recommended!

Wonderful Mountain Getaway

5 on July 27, 2011

The location was perfect, the breakfast was detailed, delicious and filling, the room was large, uncluttered and clean. We do note that we received a free upgrade because not all rooms were filled. The innkeepers were friendly, hospitable and engaging. Will seek to go back.

Exceptional Stay

5 on July 25, 2011

I would say that the host/hostess were the best there is! We will certainly recommend this B & B and will go back again. We were there for l week.

Already returning (that's how good it is)!

4.6 on July 25, 2011

My fiancee and I went up to Taylor House to have a middle-of-the-week "weekend getaway" (she works weekends). We saw everything online, made reservations, etc., and came up for our stay. We got a bit lost on the way inn, so we called - and Tessa expertly, and happily, directed us in. So far, so good. Then, when we arrived, we were treated to a sudden upgrade in room - an unexpected, and very much appreciated, bonus! As we needed a place to eat that night, Tessa helped us find a great little spot (she apparently knows all the great-food places in the area). Then, we settled in, had a good sleep, and awoke - to an amazing two-course breakfast. And, by "amazing," I mean AMAZING. And that's why there are so many "Outstandings" in our review. Because, frankly, they truly were "outstanding." Personally, I'm not big on giving out 5/5 reviews, since so few things are outstanding. However, Tessa & Bernard truly did provide us with an outstanding experience. And, as the title says, it was so good that ... well, I just booked our return trip. There is one note that people should be aware of: it's an older house, tucked into a valley. Given that, as you might expect, there's a bit of a smell of dampness to it. People with some breathing conditions may want to make sure you get the hypoallergenic pillows (available) and turn on the A/C to clear things out. It kinda comes with the territory. I wouldn't mention it except that I have members of my family who are sensitive to such things, so folks should know. That said, again: our experience was so wonderful, we're returning soon!

Return trip to the mountains

4.2 on July 22, 2011

We love to go the the mountains to escape the summer heat. The Taylor house is a great place to land. Tessa and Bernard are great hosts. The location allows us a short drive to the park for a walk, a short trip into Banner Elk or Blowing Rock.

Taylor House Inn

4.6 on July 20, 2011

It was our 55th Wedding Anniversary and the Russos went out of their way to make it very special for us. We had a suite, a wonderful upgrade, and breakfast was delicious. Before we stayed at the Inn we had asked about places to eat for dinner, and Mrs Russo went spent some time arranging a reservation for us, so that the whole experience really exceeded our expectations. It was an anniversary we will remember.

Beautiful retreat

4.6 on July 16, 2011

The Taylor House Inn was a pleasant surprise. The room was comfortable and well appointed. The house was beautifully decorated with stunning artwork. The innkeepers were delightful and friendly, hailing from France and Italy. We enjoyed chatting with them about their amazing travels over a five star French breakfast of pastry and souflee. The overall experience felt like it could just as easily have been an inn in Switzerland. Loved it, and we would highly recommend the Taylor House and it's charming owners' hospitality to anyone seeking a romantic retreat.

pleasent stay

4.6 on July 12, 2011

This is the first bed and breakfest my wife and i have ever stayed.Could not have been better.We will do again and again.My wife loved every minute of it.As well as myself.If you want a romantic get away this is the way to go.Thank you Taylor house for a wonderful expeience.

A few days in the mountains

4.4 on July 10, 2011

Bernard and Tessa are the best hosts, they are friendly without invading your privacy. Very helpful with planning trips. The house is clean and comfortable and we loved the porch. The breakfast is a gourmet delight, something different every day. Delicious and filling, set us up for the day. We were there in early July for four days and we will defineatly come back if we can.

Fairytale Wedding at Taylor House Inn

5 on June 09, 2011

On December 26, 2010 I married the man of my dreams at the TAYLOR HOUSE INN! With only two weeks notice (and Christmas right around the corner!), Tessa thought of EVERYTHING and made it look easy. She and Bernard hosted our fairytale wedding and provided our family excellent accommodations. Every time we gather we long for her egg roulade! Bernard captured every step of the weekend beautifully in photos. I could not be more pleased, every element of our wedding and stay exceeded our dreams, and the snow was a bonus! Go stay with them and tell them 'hello'! Valle Curcis is beautiful, you won’t be disappointed! Seana Harrill

Memorable memorial day

4.4 on June 03, 2011

What do you want in a b&b? Great views, great rooms, comfy private space, welcoming public space, Personable owners who are available without overwhelming you, and access to all kinds of activities. that's what you get when you stay with Tessa and Bernard.

Wedding May 22, 2011 ~ Mother of the Bride

5 on June 01, 2011

Tessa and Bernard, Thank you with all my heart for your open-arms hospitality and extraordinary wedding weekend for my daughter and family. We truly enjoyed every moment of time shared with you, Bernard, Guido and "little heart". You all feel like family! We will be back, for sure!

Wedding and overnight stay

5 on May 27, 2011

My son had his wedding at the Taylor House and we, his parent, were very pleased. We stayed the night of the wedding and found everything to be far beyond our expectations. We plan to return for another stay in the near future.

Beautiful...inside and out!

5 on May 25, 2011

I stayed at the Taylor House Inn in early May with my 2 young daughters (6 and 4). The house was built in the early 1900's but it is very clean, comfortable, and doesn't smell like an old house. The room was comfortable and clean and we slept with the window open so we could hear the stream across the street. The best part of the stay is the Inn owners (Tessa and Bernard)...they really made us feel welcome and at home. Bernard even cut my youngest pancakes for her. :^)

A birthday getaway

5 on May 17, 2011

My wife and I spent two nights at Taylor House Inn for her birthday. We used to come to Valle Crucis for several years, but never had the pleasure of staying here until now. The accommodations were lovely, the host were warm and friendly and made every effort to assure our stay was memorable. We will return!

Taylor House

3.6 on May 11, 2011

The owners are very accommodating and the dog next door (Jack the Black Lab) is as nice a neighbor as you will ever meet.

Valentine's w/e

4.6 on May 02, 2011

Great place! The hosts are so gracious and helpful in every way.

Comfortable B&B

5 on May 02, 2011

Extremely friendly service, made us feel so at home and relaxed.

wish we could have stayed longer

5 on April 28, 2011

Stayed only one night on a north-to-south trip on Blue Ridge Parkway. Lovely setting, lovely room, lovely breakfast, and lovely hosts! Bernard and Tessa made our stay personal and very enjoyable. Would definitely stay again, only longer next time! Don and Lynne Cusey

Immaculate House in country setting

4.4 on April 23, 2011

My husband and I were traveling in the mountains with another couple and booked rooms at the Taylor House based on reviews and price. We had two large, bright, immaculate rooms with comfortable king beds. Tessa prepared a gourmet breakfast, and portions were more generous than those often served at B&B's. Because the inn is a bit off the beaten track, if you arrive after the dinner hour, as we did, you might want to stop at a restaurant in Boone or Blowing Rock before checking in. Note: judging from photo albums displayed in the living room, the Taylor House is a lovely place for a wedding.


5 on April 23, 2011

On Monday, April 18th, my wife and I spent a wonderful day at the Taylor Inn to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. The location could not have been more charming and the Innkeepers seemed, almost at once, like family. We were fortunate to be able to view every room and will be comfortable in any one of them when we return for another visit. The atmosphere seemed to lower our blood pressure by at least 30 points. Both Tessa and Bernard proved to be historians on the area and handled all of our inquiries with ease. Breakfast the following morning was five star. We look forward to opportunities to visit our wonderful hosts again.

Review of Taylor House Inn--Outstanding

5 on April 19, 2011

Upon arrival we discovered, we had been granted an upgrade to a larger room. The Inn is very clean and comfortable. Our breakfast on both days of our stay was wonderful. The Inn Keepers made our stay very comfortable. My husband and I are very laid-back; we enjoyed the way the inn keepers were friendly, helpful, accommodating, and not hoovering.

Will be here again

5 on April 11, 2011

Really enjoyed our stay, Tessa & Bernard made our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast a wonderful experience. Their home is beautiful, very inviting and the breakfast was great. We will stay with the Russos again in the very near future.

Good Stay

4.4 on April 11, 2011

We recently stayed at the Taylor House Inn. It was very comfortable and the staff was super friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay there again next time I'm in the Blowing Rock/ Boone area.

Expecations Exceeded

4.6 on April 09, 2011

As a first time bed and breakfast guest, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. We were greeted warmly and promptly by Bernard, who upgraded our room for free. He provided dinner recommendations, maps, and even the weather report! We wanted for nothing during our stay. The room was spacious and clean, with luxurious bedding. I was surprised that there was no TV in the room, but what a small price to pay for an beautiful weekend in a beautiful area. We would definately stay again!

beautiful b&b

4.6 on April 03, 2011

Very nice room, excellent hospitality, excellent breakfast, innkeepers very accomodating, wish we could have stayed more than one night.

The Taylor House Inn was Awesome

4.0 on March 30, 2011

The rustic appeal really played in to our weekend. It was very quiet and relaxing. My wife and I enjoyed the stay and would come back again.

our wonderful getaway to north carolina

4.4 on March 27, 2011

my husband and i needed a long overdue break..he from teaching, me from caring for my 92 year old mother, so, we decided to take a week off during his semester break and travel down the blue ridge drive to visit north carolina. i found the taylor inn on your site and it looked perfect. we wanted a place in the country and i immediately fell in love with the inn and it's big front porch. we spent two wonderful days at the inn and the innkeepers couldn't have been more caring. the food was absolutely wonderful..both days we were so full from breakfast that we skipped lunch altogether!! I can't wait to return again to our "home" in North Carolina!

1st time guest

4.8 on March 21, 2011

I was very hesitant about staying at a Bed and Breakfast due to noises, but honestly I had a GREAT first experience and look forward to staying with Tessa and Bernard in the near future. Hospitality and breakfasts were the best!!!

Wonderful B&B!!!!

5 on March 08, 2011

We had the perfect stay here. The room, food, and home were awesome. It was exactly what we needed!!! Thank you!

Birthday Getaway

4.6 on March 08, 2011

We were in town for a birthday celebration and it was a wonderful highlight of our trip to stay at the Taylor House Inn! Several aspects of our trip were less than satisfactory but each night that we returned to the inn our spirits were lifted by the wonderful atmosphere. We were upgraded based on availablity for the birthday we were celebrating and that was awesome! Our room was extremely clean, beautifully & eclectically decorated. Bernard and Tessa are really gracious hosts and have done an excellent job as innkeepers!


4.6 on March 06, 2011

Great place to stay. Service great! Food delicious! Would recommend to everyone.

Lovely place to stay

4.6 on February 28, 2011

We enjoyed our stay. The inn keepers were warm and friendly. It was a great way for my husband and me to reconnect.

Wonderful Place

4.4 on February 28, 2011

We have stayed here twice now. The first time was by a series of unforeseen events. The second time was based on past experience. These are great people, warm and friendly, and Tessa is a wonderful cook. Bernard has a terrific memory and will not forget you if you return for another stay. We love this place.

Such a cute place

4.2 on February 18, 2011

The cute private cottage is nice and romantic, for the same price as the in-house rooms! The grounds are cute. The pastries are delicious and the coffee was smooth.

What a wonderful Valentine's Experience

5 on February 18, 2011

The innkeepers were so friendly, and the facility was very comfortable and inviting. We loved the suite we stayed in! Thank you for a fantastic February getaway.

“Beautiful Inn with excellent service!”

4.4 on February 07, 2011

My wife and I skied all day at Beech Mountain and then stayed at the Taylor House Inn. For the money that we paid this was an excellent value. It was a weekday and we were the only ones there. We were upgraded to a very beautiful upstairs room with a private bath. The hosts had hot brownies and cocoa waiting for us and gave us several recommendations for local restaurants for dinner. The room was clean, the shower was hot, the bed was very comfortable. There is nothing really to complain about at this place. They cooked my wife's favorite, Eggs Benedict for breakfast. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Inn to anyone. It might be a different experience if it's crowded in peak season but for us it was a very pleasant getaway! The attitude of the hosts can make all the difference and they really couldn't be nicer.

Taylor House Inn, a great place!

4.4 on February 03, 2011

We had a wonderful time at this quanit 100 yr. old house. The inn keepers were very gracious and excellent cooks. A great place to just get away from it all.

Wonderful weekend

5 on January 25, 2011

We found this B&B when planning a trip to Sugar Mountain. The couple who runs it were extremely accomodating and friendly. They made the quick little ski get away something to remember. Unbelievable find!

Loveley Lovely Lovely

5 on January 21, 2011

My boyfriend and I chose this place because of all the amazing reviews and everything that everyone says is completely true. The couple who runs Taylor House Inn are genuinely kind people who really do just want you to have the best weekend possible. The breakfast was amazing! We felt like we were being treated like royalty. The location is great- far enough away from everything that you feel like you're at a getaway in the mountains, but close enough for a short drive to anywhere you want to go. I definitely recommend this place for everyone!

ski trip

5 on January 17, 2011

The Taylor House was very nice and we enjoyed our stay there. The only complaint that we have is there was no TV in the room. Everything else was perfect!! The innkeepers were very attentive to make your stay a good one.

Perfect romantic getaway

4.2 on January 15, 2011

We first stayed at the Taylor House Inn 23 years ago. I surprised my wife by booking the exact same room we stayed in way back then. It was perfect. Tessa and Bernard were wonderful.

great service, beautiful setting

4.4 on January 11, 2011

Beautiful home, thoughtful hospitality, tasty breakfast, and good privacy. two thumbs up! I'd go back.

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on January 11, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in January and it was absolutely wonderful. If you are looking for a nice romantic getaway, this is the place to stay. We were only a few miles away from Sugar Mountain where we went snowboarding. The inn was well kept and very clean. It was a romantic and cozy feel. Wonderful hospitality and the inn keepers were very nice and friendly. The two coarse breakfast each morning was amazing! I will definately stay again.

Fabulous breakfast

3.2 on January 10, 2011

Comfy king size bed and delicious gourmet breakfast. Very nice inkeepers. Driveway and steps not sufficiently shoveled.

Great Mini-Vacation

5 on January 01, 2011

We stayed at Taylor House Inn for one night December 30th. We found the inn to be very warm and inviting. Tessa and Bernard are amazing Innkeepers, they make you feel right at home. The rooms feel very private and are well appointed and cozy. I follow a vegan diet so Tessa prepared a custom breakfast just for me! The property is breathtaking. We will be back, and in the meantime we will tell all our friends about this wonderful Inn.

Great Place

4.6 on December 31, 2010

First time staying at an Inn and Ive been telling everyone about it. The owners give you a key to the house so you can go in and get coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cake whenever you want. We stayed in a private cabin with bathroom. Its a quick drive to any ski resort. This is the only place Ill be staying whenever I visit N.C. again.

Best of the Best

5 on December 26, 2010

Very clean, comfortable, owners very amiable, willing to help and respond to questions. Excellent conversation with the innkeepers, very reasonable rates. This facility exceeded my expectations and would go back in a heartbeat. This was an excellent choice.

Lovely place to stay

3.6 on December 20, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at the Taylor House Inn, the curators were extremely friendly, and we instantly felt right at home. Breakfast was tasty and the service was personal and quick. We'd love to go back someday!

Amazing Gegtaway

4.8 on December 19, 2010

We had a fantastic time at the Taylor House. Our room was upgraded as soon as we arrived. There was coffee, tea, and desserts available all day and night. Tessa is an amazing cook! All the breakfasts were delicious, especially the eggs beneict! Both Tessa and Bernard were so accommodating to us. We can't wait to go back!

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on December 19, 2010

We were upgraded to a room in the house the moment we arrived. Innkeepers could not have been more accommodating. Changed our breakfast time to an hour earlier upon our request so we could hit the slopes sooner. Breakfast was amazing! Eggs Benedict and other French foods as well, all from scratch! Will be back!

AMAZING place to stay

4.8 on December 07, 2010

The rooms were spacious and beautifully done. We also got an upgradebecause it was our anniversary! The owners were the nicest people and helped us out in every way we needed. The food was delicious and the place was very relaxed and beautiful. We will stay again!

Jeff & Sandy

4.2 on December 06, 2010

I can't speak highly enough about our stay at the Taylor House Inn! From the moment we walked in the hospitality was superb. Coffee, tea and treats were always available. Breakfast was elegant and delicious. The Inn was not at full occupancy so Tessa and Bernard graciously upgraded our room. And Bernard provided a great guide for exporation of Boone, Blowing Rock, and Grandfather Mountain. We will surely be back!

Great Stay!

5 on December 01, 2010

Inkeepers were very friendly and always there to answer questions or fill a request/need. Lovely people!

Mountain B&B

5 on November 20, 2010

Beautiful B&B. Gracious hosts insuring your stay is all that and more.

We highly recommend the Taylor House Inn

4.6 on November 16, 2010

Our trip to the Boone, NC, area was enhanced by our stay at the Taylor House Inn. It is located in a beautiful area with a great view of the countryside, the service and breakfast were excellent, and the house and rooms were very well kept and comfortable -- well worth such a reasonable price. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area wanting to stay at a B&B.

Wonderful Stay!!

4.0 on November 16, 2010

Very welcoming innkeepers! We had a very relaxing time, and the area is beautiful!!

Unbelievable value in an elegant setting!

5 on November 15, 2010

In our travels, my husband and I have stayed at some really good B&B's, but Taylor House Inn is our new favorite! With warm and gracious hosts Tessa and Bernard, in a lovely 100 year old farmhouse surrounded by trees and mountains, the THI is a revelation. We were celebrating our anniversary and found this inn, booked it and were delighted to find upon arrival that we were upgraded to a larger room. Fresh warm muffins awaited us, along with hot apple cider, and we enjoyed those while sitting on the expansive wraparound porch and amongst the beautiful scenery. The interiors of the house are filled with unbelievable artwork from the innkeeper's mother and daughter and it's as though you are staying in an art museum! The rooms are lovely, complete with stocked refrigerators, robes and Hershey kisses by the bed and the house itself, even at 100 years old, is very quiet. The breakfast was nothing short of spectacular, with the innkeeper's heritage proudly on display with a wonderful meal that would be at home in a fine restaurant. The THI is located a stone's throw from Boone and Blowing Rock, and is affordable elegance! We stayed at a fraction of the price of other inns in that area, and had an extraordinary time! Bernard and Tessa, it was wonderful and we'll be back shortly!

A Truly Great Getaway

5 on November 14, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the inn. It was so quiet and refreshing. We loved the food and the new friends we met made this a great getaway for us. We will surely be back and will pass along our experience to others. PreacherEddie and Hilda Brackett, Wendell NC

Lovely, lovely, lovely

4.8 on November 14, 2010

We were welcomed to this charming and comfortable B and B by the gracious proprietors Tessa and Bernard. We were made to feel at home immediately as Tessa showed us around the home. Lovely original artwork adorn the walls and the rooms were comfortable, neat as a pin and well stocked with all the amenities a guest might need. There is coffee, tea (a huge variety), hot cocoa available to guests almost all day. Breakfast was a delicious two course event. Tessa will claim that she's not a chef but her breakfasts both days were original and DELICIOUS. The proprietors' ease permeates their home as each day we visited and chatted quite comfortably with them and the other guests there. The B and B is centrally located and an absolute gem.

Recent Stay

3.0 on November 10, 2010

We stayed in the Little Red Room which needs a few updates for a more comfortable stay.

Great getaway place!

5 on November 09, 2010

We had a wonderful getaway weekend at the Taylor House Inn. The innkeepers were so helpful with information about where to go and what to do. The food was fanastic! And the room was clean and cozy. We'll definitely be back!

Very Relaxing!

5 on November 08, 2010

The Taylor House is very relaxing in a beautiful setting. Bernard and Tessa were very welcoming. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. This place is a wonderful place to relax.

Wonderful first bed and breakfast experience

5 on November 04, 2010

Tess and Bernard are wonderful people who make you feel at home. The food was phenomenal. The location of the inn is just far enough away from everything to make it peaceful and relaxing.

Great place to stay

4.4 on October 25, 2010

We very much enjoyed out stay here. Tessa and Bernard are excellent hosts. The breakfasts were superb. The rooms really are large and our room in particular, Aunt Nancy's room, had a nice view. I would definitely recommend this B&B. Additionally Tessa placed flowers in our room as a gift to my wife for our 10 year anniversary. Again... excellent hosts.

Best ever

5 on October 21, 2010

Of all the B&Bs my wife and I have stayed at throughout the southeast, the Taylor House Inn is by far our favorite. The hosts are wonderful, the meals excellent, and the views marvelous. It was our first time there but it won't be our last.

Pleasant stay

4.0 on October 19, 2010

We made our reservations at the last minute, and were pleasantly surprised. We were upgraded to a larger room upon arrival, at no charge. The rooms were clean and spacious. Breakfast was home cooked and delicious.

Our stay with the Taylor House Inn

5 on October 13, 2010

Tessa and Bernard are 2 of the kindest and most hospitable people you could ever hope to meet. Every question or request was responded to with a smile. The rooms were spacious, clean and inviting. The 2 course gourmet breakfasts were promtly served as promised and special diet requests were accomodated. I sincerely hope to have many more stays at the Taylor House Inn. It felt like home, while on vacation.

Fabulous as usual!

5 on October 13, 2010

After having our wedding at the Taylor House Inn last year, we decided to revisit the B&B for our one-year anniversary. It was so incredible. Bernard and Tessa had upgraded our room, provided us a bottle of champagne and choclates and the sweetest card ever. I absolutely adore this bed and breakfast and love Tessa and Bernard like extended family members! Thanks for everything!!!

Very Accommodating

4.2 on October 09, 2010

The owners of the inn were very accommodating and helpful. The breakfast was outstanding!

Great value. Great Property. Great Innkeepers.

4.4 on October 03, 2010

Bernard and Tessa are such sweet people. Very informative and gracious. Definitely recommend staying at the Inn.

Cute Place!

4.2 on September 29, 2010

Bernard and Tessa were very friendly, and they were nice enough to upgrade our room. We enjoyed our stay, and wish we had not had to miss breakfast the last morning to get on the road.

Gracious Hosts

4.6 on September 20, 2010

I came to Valle Crucis to run a half marathon. I booked the Taylor use Inn due to the close proximity to the race start & the rates & rooms looked appealing. Upon arriving my husband & I were greeted by Bernard. He was very charming & gracious and very fun to talk to. He helped make our stay very enjoyable. He & Tessa helped make us feel welcome & very comfortable right from the start. You don't always get that with B&B's. Not only did they accomadate my needs for the upcoming race they were interested in how the race turned out for me. Tessa prepared such wonderful breakfasts which my husband talked about for the rest of our stay! All of this in such a beautiful serene setting. I highly recommend the Taylor House Inn.

Very relaxing and enjoyable

4.4 on September 19, 2010

Enjoyed our stay very much. Very relaxing,wonderfully decorated house,food was very good, and Tessa and Bernard are great hosts. They are very friendly,hospitable, and they make sure your stay and accomodations are exactly what you want. We enjoyed getting to know them and loved our stay at the inn alot. We would definately go back.

vist this b&b

4.0 on September 14, 2010

Owners make you feel very welcome. Beautiful location. Clean (no bedbugs :-)

Another Excellent Stay at Taylor House

4.4 on September 13, 2010

Husband Kevin and I just returned from a three night stay - our second visit to Taylor House. (We didn't write a review but voted for this B&B by returning for another visit.) Due to the season, we had the house to ourselves and enjoyed a room upgrade to a suite. The food and service were wonderful. We always enjoy visiting with Tessa and Bernard. The furnishings were comfortable, and the bathroom spacious. We'll be back!

Stay at Taylor House Inn for wedding

4.6 on September 06, 2010

My son was married at the Taylor House Inn. We had a wonderful time. It was a nice, relaxing stay. The weather was beautiful! Tessa and Bernard made us feel welcome and were willing to help in any way that they could. We will definitely be returning for a weekend getaway!! The rooms were decorated beautifully.

Wonderful weekend

4.4 on August 31, 2010

Just stayed here this past weekend....Bernard and Tessa were wonderful hosts. Location great, food was great and they really went out of their ways to make us feel at home! We will be back soon!

What a beautiful property

5 on August 30, 2010

I would recommend Taylor House Inn to anyone looking for an affordable, hospitable, and beautiful inn. The innkeepers were wonderful and they provided an absolutely delicious breakfast. The rooms were lovely and we were quite comfortable and happy.

Had a great time!

3.6 on August 30, 2010

We had a wonderful time on our 2-night stay at the Taylor House Inn. Tessa and Bernard were very friendly and could not have been nicer. They made great recommendations for restaurants and a spa in the area. Free wifi was nice and they even put some chocolate covered strawberries in the room for my girlfriend's birthday which we were celebrating. I thought the room was a bit pricey but it was in line with other B&Bs in the area and it must be taken into account that it was move-in weekend at ASU in Boone so there was great demand for rooms in the area the weekend that we stayed there. All in all, it was a very nice weekend!

Nice Stay

3.6 on August 27, 2010

It was our first time at a B&B. We would definitely stay again!


5 on August 26, 2010

Our hosts were gracious and went the extra mile to make our stay pleasant. From an upgrade at no additional cost, to pastry and coffee/tea available upon arrival and flowers for our anniversary, our get away was very special. The breakfasts were delicous and the presentation lovely. I would recommend this B&B for all of the above and the lovely decor as well.

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5 on August 26, 2010

Very comfortable with the greatest breakfast

Taylor House Inn was Spectacular!

4.8 on August 23, 2010

WOW!!, We were referred to this wonderful location from another B&B. We were told that the hosts put on a spectacular breakfast and did they ever! I felt like I was in a 5 Star Restaurant with the presentation and quality of both food and service beyond any I have experienced to date. The location was beautiful, the house was super clean and quiet and the hosts were very nice and attentive. FIVE STARS Taylor House Inn... we will be back! Gary & Jacquie E.

nice getaway

5 on August 23, 2010

I went to a 70th birthday party for a long time friend there. Nice rooms, and food.

Great Stay

4.4 on August 18, 2010

We had a great stay at the Taylor House Inn. Bernard and Tessa were great hosts. Breakfast was wonderful, especially the peach tart.

Great relaxing place to stay!

4.8 on August 17, 2010

The Taylor House Inn was a really quite relaxing place to stay! The rooms were very nice and extremely clean. The bed was really comfortable and we enjoyed the rocking chairs on the front porch. The inn keepers were extremely friendly. The breakfast was very french which I am not so fond of personally, but I'm sure it would have been excellent for someone who likes a french breakfast. They did have a delightful homemade peach pastry that I really enjoyed. We would definately visit again!!! NOTE: If you do visit and wish to have a TV in your room make sure that you request a room with a TV.

Stay 8/10 t0 12/2010

4.4 on August 13, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at the Taylor house and very much enjoyed the breakfast that was served. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will return to the Taylor House on our next visit to the Boone, NC area.

Great place in Valle Crucis, NC

3.0 on August 11, 2010

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. We stayed in the "Little Room," which was in it's own cottage separate from the main inn. It was perfect for us, very nicely decorated, with A/C, a mini fridge, and a big bathroom. Tessa and Bernard, the innkeepers, were very friendly and helpful. We had a great stay, enjoyed the area, and would definitely return!

Reaturn Stay at the Taylor House Inn

5 on August 11, 2010

We enjoyed our stay. It was our first visit back to the Inn since our daughter had chosen the Taylor House Inn as the site for her wedding. Everything was a wonderful as we remembered,and Tessa and Bernard were as welcoming as we had remembered them to be.

One night of R&R

3.8 on August 02, 2010

We stayed only one night and it was a very pleasant stay. The grounds are very nice and the Inn is decorated very nice and has a nice comfortable feel to it. Our room was nice, the only thing I would change is putting a lock on the sitting room part of the suite so other guests cannot enter from the hallway. Other than that it was a perfect visit. We needed a place to escape and rest and this was it!! The innkeepers were very nice and helpful also.

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4.8 on August 02, 2010

stayed one night. owner was very helpful. great restaurant recommendation. great food. easy check-in/out

The Best Innkeepers!

4.0 on August 01, 2010

The B&B was beautiful and the innkeepers were so fun to talk to - we loved our stay!

Taylor House Outstanding

4.6 on August 01, 2010

Very kind and warm people who own this gracious B and B in Valle Crucis. I would want to go back.

Came back because we love it!!

5 on July 28, 2010

Weekend for two that didn't disappoint. Tessa and Bernard are excelllent hosts and eager to please. So glad to see the BnB taken over by caring owners that respect this historic place. We'll be back again!!

Pete & Sondra

4.4 on July 26, 2010

We enjoyed our stay, and especially your personal history!

would love to stay again

4.6 on July 25, 2010

Two couples plus my husband and I traveled from Lexington Ky on a mystery trip (only the guys knew where we were going), and when we pulled into the driveway at the Taylor House Inn, we women were delighted. The house is wonderful, relaxing, and away from the maddening crowd. Tessa and Bernard are the delightful innkeepers, and genuinely seem to enjoy what they do. We sat outside on the huge front porch, and Tessa brought us some fruit and cheese to have with our wine before dinner. We were being pampered! The rooms have just recently been redone, and are ample with large bathrooms. The bed was very comfortable, and I slept like a log until time to get up to prepare for a run. Bernard suggested a couple running routes, and 3 of us took a run through a field which was very picturesque and had soft footing. Breakfast was ready when we returned. We were treated to coffee, grapefruit, orange and cranberry juices, quiche, fried potatoes, ham, and toast. A good way to start the day!. After breakfast, the men told us to pack as we were leaving and continuing on our mystery trip - I was somewhat disappointed because the Inn was such a delightful place to stay. I hope to return and spend more time at this Inn!!

Best Family Reunion Ever

5 on July 15, 2010

This family reunion here at the Taylor House Inn was one of a kind. I've never met such wonderful and caring people before! Tessa and Bernard even helped us plan many family outings with their vass knowledge of the towns near by. The house was so warm and it felt just like home which was perfect for such an event! With their hospitality, the scenery, and the inviting warmth of the beds this has been, by far the best family reunion we have ever had! I can promise that we will be coming here for every family reunion that we have from now on.

Familly Reunion - Priceless

5 on July 15, 2010

For our familly reunion this year, we choose the Taylor House Inn for the mountains, the surrounding, the peace... Being a large familly, we booked the whole inn for 5 days. We will cherish this one forever. The place is super. The surrounding so inviting, Tessa and Bernard went out of their way to make every moments count, pointing out some attractions for both adults and kids and making sure we were taken care of at all times. Relaxing and reconnecting together while watching the children play and run in the yard: Priceless, a little slice of heaven. We were in the Attic Suite.... Spacious, inviting , fresh flowers every day, and of course the grand children jumping on our bed in the morning. It was hard to part again with our familly, but also felt the same about the Taylor House Inn, Tessa and Bernard... Perfect vacation, Priceless memories.....

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4.6 on July 12, 2010

We had a great stay. Tessa and Bernard are wonderful hosts. Can't wait to go back.


4.6 on July 12, 2010

Our wedding ceremony & reception were held at the Taylor House Inn. The wedding party stayed at the Taylor House - and everyone loved it! Thank you - Bernard & Tessa!

Outstanding Service

5 on July 10, 2010

The Taylor House Inn is one of the most comfortable B&Bs we have ever encountered. Tessa and Bernard Russo are welcoming and attentive hosts. The food is excellent, the setting is beautiful, and the decor is welcoming. The artwork alone, however, is worth the visit. We cannot wait to visit again.

Wonderful Anniversary Getaway!

5 on July 06, 2010

We had a wonderful stay at the Taylor House Inn. We got married at the Taylor House two years ago and we continue to come back to stay for our anniversaries. Tessa and Bernard are wonderful and go above and beyond with everything they do. I would recommend the Taylor House to everyone!

Relaxing Stay

4.6 on July 06, 2010

Stayed one night for a cycling race. I called all the B&B's in Valley Crucis and chose the Taylor House based on price and value. Other B&B's also recommended them. Everyone was very kind. Very peaceful, quiet setting in a wooded and secluded location. The other B&B's were on the main road and got much more traffic. I saw a couple of cars go by my whole stay. Pie, tea and coffee was sitting out when I arrived. There always was something out to snack on. Each room has it's own independent air conditioner, wifi worked well, beds were comfortable, towels were soft and scented. In the evening I sat out on the porch. I was there June 25 and the temp got down to 55 degrees. Very comfortable and cool nights. Great break from the high heat and humidity. I left the next morning before breakfast and the owners gave me a care package the night before. The owners were very kind and made me feel at home. They periodically asked if everything was meeting my expectations. The only thing missing was someone to share it with. Next year I will bring others.


5 on July 05, 2010

We were part of the wedding party that stayed at the Taylor Inn. We were greeted by the owners Bernard and Tessa and found them to be a charming and gracious couple who provided the best service and accomodations. My wife and I experienced the beauty and charm of Boone, NC but it was nothing compared to this historic manor house. I beleive we enjoyed the inside beauty of this house as much as the Boone could provide. The means were nothing short of spectacular and very delicious. I highly recommned this B&B to anyone traveling to Boone. Enjoy the magic!

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5 on June 30, 2010

The stay was wonderful and we were served a fantastic breakfast. I was riding in the bike race and the inn keepers had packed me a breakfast the night before since I would be cycling the next day during the breakfast time! They were wonderful hosts and the house is in a very peaceful and beautiful setting. I highly recommend the Taylor House Inn. I have stayed here twice and will be back. The peach ice tea and apple pie is terrific. The front porch is very large and relaxing. I can't say enough great things about this place.

Fabulous experience

5 on June 28, 2010

This was our first time staying at a b&b and we could not have picked a better location. The location was wonderful (we even got to hear bagpipe music through the windows at night :)). Breakfast was amazing and the service was far better than ever expected. This experience has turned us into b&b lovers and cannot wait until we can book a room again! Thanks so much for the wonderful days we spent!

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4.4 on June 24, 2010

We greatly enjoyed our weekend celebrating our 28th anniversary at Taylor House Inn. We will recommend Taylor House to our friends. Bill & Wendi

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5 on June 03, 2010

We had an amazing time at the Taylor House B&B. We brought our 14 year old son and he was very welcomed. The breakfast was amazing. We really felt like family. Tessa and Bernard went out of their ways to make us feel like family.

Idyllic Get Away

5 on May 25, 2010

The Taylor House Inn is in a gorgeous mountain valley just a hop from Boone and Blowing Rock. We went for a walk after we checked in, and it was like being in a post card. We passed by farms and saw all kinds of animals. Our room was perfect and very relaxing. The French Innkeepers gave added European charm. The breakfast was amazing. Will go back for sure.

Great Stay at Taylor House Inn

5 on May 22, 2010

My bride-to-be and I spent the weekend of May 14th,2010 at the Inn. We are getting married there in a few short weeks. Tessa and Bernard are wonderful innkeepers and did everything you could ask for. The breaksfast were simply delicious with great attention and care to the details.

delightful stay

5 on May 17, 2010

breakfast was great---out table looked out on a garden and riot of flowers--the eggs benedict were outstanding--they were helpful in everyway--be it luggage directions, even took photos on the porch!

Wedding getaway!

4.6 on May 12, 2010

What a quaint place to stay, in such a beautiful part of the country! The room was spacious, quiet, and very comfortable. The breakfast was out of this world, thanks Taylor House Inn for such a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Well worth it!

5 on May 12, 2010

Tessa is one of the most talented chefs I have had to pleasure to be able to partake of her creations. Breakfast was elegant and more than enough to fill us up for a day of hiking. Bernard was galant in helping us with luggage and kept our coffee cups full! They were knowledgeable and entertaining sharing the history of the house and the community.


4.6 on April 22, 2010

This was our first stay at the Taylor House and it was a wonderful experience. We stayed in the attic room and were very pleased to see how large and comfortable everything was in the room. The breakfast both mornings were fantastic. Highly suggest and comfortable this Inn to everyone!!

Stay here only in Valle Crucis NC!!!

5 on March 24, 2010

This was our first time staying at a B and B. It was perfect and plan on going here again!!!


5 on March 06, 2010

This was our first visit to the area and our first visit at a B&B. Mr & Mrs Russo made us feel at home. The stay was more generous than we ever expected from a B&B. Thank you so much!

lovely place

4.4 on February 24, 2010

The house was very nice and clean. The owners upgraded us to a nicer and bigger room bc of availability, which was very nice of them. their breakfast was delicious, where everything was homemade...yum! we will definitely go back during the fall hopefully.

Wonderful getaway!

5 on February 19, 2010

We had a wonderful time at the Taylor House Inn B&B! The room was perfect - beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The inn keepers could not have been nicer or more helpful! And the food... DELICIOUS!!! I definitely recommend this B&B. Next time we are in the Banner Elk area, we'll be staying here again!

Most relaxing vacation in 30 years

4.8 on February 16, 2010

Our stay at Taylor House Inn melted away all the stress and frustration of our everyday lives. It was truly the most relaxing experience in the last 30 years. Bernard and Tessa were such gracious hosts and we are looking forward to returning ASAP, and we would certainly be glad to relieve them of their duties whenever they want to take a vacation. LOL

Absolutely Amazing !

5 on February 15, 2010

We found that the Taylor House Inn had the best prices in the area, it even beat out the chain hotels. When we arrived they had upgraded our room to the second largest room in the house since it was our anniversary with no extra cost. The place is the cleanest place we've ever stayed at and they stayed on top of everything. Tessa makes a top of the class breakfeast each morning. We had forgotten to put in any requests, likes or dislikes and weren't sure what to expect. Each morning we were excited to see what was going to be served because the day before was so good. Very impressive ! Bernard and Tessa both have a very strong gift of hospitality, we're so,so happy we chose to stay at the Talyor House Inn. The rooms were all very beautiful and each one unique. The Valle Crusis area is definately the perfect spot to stay at, it's about 10-15 minutes depending on weather and traffic away from everything with a perfect view of the mountains. Very charming. We can't wait to be able to return !

The Best Bed & Breakfast Experience Ever!!!!

5 on February 07, 2010

Tessa & Bernard provide a luxury home away from home at their beautiful bed & breakfast. Gourmet breakfast, spotless clean bedrooms and dining room, world's most comfortable beds, late night snacks, and super friendly hosts. What more could you ask for. Our stay was perfect. I would recommend Taylor House to everyone. Perfect for a business traveler, romantic getaway, vacation stay, or wedding. The best Bed & Breakfast in North Carolina or anywhere!!!!!!

beauty and peace

4.6 on February 02, 2010

Wonderful location, very sweet house and decor, kind and helpful hosts - what more could you ask for??


5 on January 31, 2010

We had an amazing time here... as soon as we walked in the door we found out from our gracious host that our room had been upgraded. The room was beautiful and breakfast was outstanding. Even my husband was full... which is quite an accomplishment. We enjoyed walking around the beautiful property and the anytime-you-wanted-it coffee/hot chocolate station that always had some yummy treat awaiting as well. The owners were so warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. It truly felt like they had known us forever. We will definitely be going back! It was a great price and well worth every penny.

Wonderful B&B

4.2 on January 26, 2010

We had a wonderful stay! Just what my wife and I needed! A weekend getaway of rest and relaxation. We would definitely recommend the Taylor House Inn!

The best B&B that I have ever stayed at

5 on January 12, 2010

I have to say that I have stayed at B&B in Vermont, Maine, others in North Carolina, and the Taylor House was the best! The bed was soft, and heavenly, the rooms was clean, the linens and the towels had a fresh and wonderful smell to them. The breakfast was like eating at the 4 star restrauant, I told my friends at work how great the food was, and if that wasn't good enough, in the evening we had dessert waiting for us when we arrived again. It snowed and Bernard cleaned the snow off my car. I went to Blowing Rock and stopped to get information at the Vistiors station, and I told the two men that worked there about how great the Taylor House was, and that they should let other people know that asked about a place to stay. Bernard and Tessera are the BEST!

Wonderful B&B

5 on December 30, 2009

This was my first B&B experience and it was awesome. This picture perfect place has so much to offer. It was a wonderfully quiet, restful, experience. The innkeepers were generous and gracious. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Great experience

5 on December 26, 2009

Great experience for my 10 year old daughter, this was her first stay in a bed and breakfast.


5 on December 05, 2009

The innkeepers were more than accommodating, the rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was amazing! We truly felt like we had made new friends when we left. Would recommend this to anyone!

A model of B&B excellence!

5 on November 24, 2009

Down to the tiniest detail, every aspect of our stay was thoughtful and of the highest quality. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, complete with fresh flowers and down comforters. We appreciated the care taken to accommodate our young daughter. Breakfast was delicious! The staff was so thoughtful and really went above and beyond to make this stay special.

Romance and Comfort

5 on November 12, 2009

We stayed two nights and this was also the site of our sons' wedding. We had an intimate, stress free weekend. With the cooperation of the weather the venue was changed from the inside to the outside. Tessa and Bernard orchestrated , what seemed like effortlessly, all the outdoor preparations making the scene picture perfect! We felt treated like family and royalty at the same time. Tessa and Bernard opened their home to us and made us feel like we were home. They also pampered us with great food and attention to every detail. Waking up in the morning and raising the blinds and viewing the mountains was picturesque and relaxing. Then the aroma of fresh coffee and breakfast cooking lulled us into a peacfulness we haven't experienced in a long time. Well worth every penny.. Life is too short not to experience the hospitality and true warmth of this couple and their Inn!!

What a place to get away!

5 on November 09, 2009

The lovely 'Valle Crucis' hideaway is marvelous! The serene and tranquil surroundings allowed me to forget the world outside the lovely mountains. Oh, and Tessa's breakfast is awesome, 'tres magnific!.

Best Hospitality in NC

4.8 on November 08, 2009

The couple that owns this beautiful house are so nice and caring, you don't feel like you are a stranger, you feel like family, and they made the time we stayed there full of awesome memories!


5 on November 05, 2009

Our stay, quality of sleep, breakfasts, room comfortability , climate controls, scenic location and hospitality of the Inn Keepers were all simply unparalleled. Expectations were not only met but far exceeded by the Inn Keepers commitment to ensuring the best possible experience. It was immediately clear to me the first night that their high ratings were very well deserved. My husband and I stayed 3 nights and look very forward to staying there again the next time we're in the area. I don't think I could go back to "mainstream commercial lodging" in the High Country after this. We were made to feel very welcome and pampered. Truly exquisite.

Blissful Wedding

4.8 on October 30, 2009

We held our wedding at the Taylor House Inn on October 12, 2009 and were THRILLED with all the attention to detail that Tessa and Bernard provided. From the initial planning, the the tiniest of last minute details, they were amazing and provided our guests the best hospitality the south can offer! Our guest were made to feel welcome and right at home. The scenary of the B&B is beautiful and left a lasting memory for my husband and myself to cherish for a lifetime. We can't wait to revisit the Taylor House Inn many more times for anniversaries and special occasions. Thanks Bernard & Tessa for making our wedding day so special. We love you guys!

Great B&B

5 on October 20, 2009

Great [lace to stay. Everyone is treated royally. We felt very at home and welcome. The food was delicious and the presentation of food was a 10+. This was our second visit and we definitely intend to go back. Holland and Jamie

A wonderful weekend

4.2 on October 07, 2009

Our weekend was wonderful. Tessa and Bernard were warm, friendly and so accomodating. The breakfasts were amazing and I have never slept that good away from home! These Pensacola residents highly recommend the Taylor House Inn.

A Wonderful Getaway

5 on October 07, 2009

The Taylor House Inn is a wonderful setting for a great getaway. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The hosts are eager to please. The front porch is nice spot to enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation.

Very Over Rated!

1.4 on September 27, 2009

Don't believe all the hype about the Taylor House Inn. We have stayed there twice in the past year and both times we were not impressed and when we left we wished we would have stayed elsewhere. For starters the Inn keepers are not the most hospitable and sincere in the world. The leave you with the impression they are in it for the money more than the love of being an inn keeper. A bit arrogant they are. Secondly, don't bring your appetite, the portions are small and no second servings. On some days, there were no cookies at all the entire day in the foyer, and all the other days it was the same thing; toll house recipe chocolate chip cookies. The rooms are uncomfortable in the late spring, summer and early fall due to no air conditioning, old windows that are very hard to open, and cheap ceiling rans that are noisy. The rooms we stayed in both had big stains on the carpet and apointed with just enough cheap furnishings/fixtures to leave you unimpressed. The draining on the grounds is bad and was always mushy and damp with plenty of misquitos. The house is right on a main road, so choose your room carefully if you are a light sleeper. Overall the house is still in need of a lot of work to demand the price that they ask, throw in small portions of food and the stricktly business type attitude of the inn keepers and you have yourself a highly over rated B&B.

Great birthday stay

4.8 on September 18, 2009

My husband took me here for a 24 hour gateway for my BD. It was so lovely and relaxing and in such a beautiful setting. The house was very warm in charm and comfort. The innkeepers were delightful and eager to please you. We would definately return again for another stay..

Charming stay at Taylor House - 9/2009

3.8 on September 08, 2009

Bernard and Tessa are wonderfully hospitable hosts and have a charming inn. One can relax on the front porch, use the porch swing, or sit in a lit gazebo. Tessa's crepes are to die for, along with her creative culinary talent! This is a delightful B&B in a great location

A gem on the side of a country road

4.0 on August 31, 2009

Ample size room.....amazing multi-course breakfast....with a lovely European innkeeper

A great home away from home

5 on July 28, 2009

The Taylor House Inn is a great place to stay especially if you love the mountains. Summertime is a great time to visit Valle Crusis and staying at the Inn could not have been any better. The rooms were cozy and comfortable. The hospitality was unmatched and the breakfast was wonderful. I would love to stay there again!

Quaint, comfortable, clean - great for a romantic getaway

3.6 on July 27, 2009

Stayed at the Taylor House Inn for a friend's wedding. Beautiful B&B. Great owners, great service. The room had a beautiful king sized bed, clean bathroom. We loved the front porch and could have sat on it for hours. Definitely plan to go back!

It Was Simply Magical!

5 on July 24, 2009

Our daughter chose the Taylor House Inn for the location of her outdoor wedding. Tessa and Bernard's flower gardens and beautiful home provided a colorful backdrop for the wedding ceremony and the photos. On the day of the wedding I was impressed and pleased to see windows being shined, the porch being swept, and carpets being vacuumed. This attention to detail showed me to what lengths Tessa and Bernard were willing to go to make it a perfect occasion. The first floor suite with parlor provided more than ample space for the bride, her attendants, and all of the wedding accouterments. My favorite room was the bright and cheerful dining room where Tessa served her scrumptious breakfasts. Tessa and Bernard were wonderful hosts and lent their expert help in unexpected and totally appreciated ways. I'd return to this beautiful B and B in this beautiful location in a heartbeat!

By Far the BEST B&B we have ever visited!

5 on July 16, 2009

The B&B is so beautiful, immaculate and clean. The rooms were large and comfortable. We had a delightful and sound sleep. When we left home it was 90 degrees, and by the time we reached this beautiful mountain escape, we were thrilled it was 20 degrees cooler. We slept with the windows open, the window sheers billowing in the breeze. I have never had a more rejuvenating sleep, hearing the relaxing babbling of the nearby brook in the background. We went out to explore the local area and it is gorgeous. Green, plush, quiet...we felt truly one with nature. There were so many great hiking trails, creeks and waterfalls right there in Valle Crucis. It was unbelievably relaxing and beautiful. I had never seen such beautiful scenery in person. And we loved visting Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock close by. Tessa and Bernard were so kind and wonderful. They made our stay truly perfect. They went above and beyond all expectation to accomodate us and make us feel right at home. The gourmet breakfasts they prepared were to die for! The location, the scenery, the weather, the owners, the food...this was a slice of heaven! We will make this our yearly getaway. From one to ten, this B&B is definitely a 20+. You WILL love it!

Great Stay

4.0 on July 14, 2009

This was a wondrfully quiet, pleasant place to stay. I was treated very well and would definitely recommend it to others.


4.6 on July 06, 2009

Just loved the Taylor House INN we celebrated our 14 year anniversary! The inn was so peacefull, beautifull. near all kids of attractions! Kind and very helpfull Inn Keepers Tessa and Bernard!! Plan to go back again soon! WE JUST LOVED IT SAD WE ONLY HAD I NIGHT TO BE ABLE TO STAY!!!!

Loved the place!

5 on July 05, 2009

Warm and elcoming for last minute stay.

An idyllic inn

5 on June 29, 2009

The Russos are gracious innkeepers, and the Taylor House is a beautiful house in a scenic location.

A confortable stay

4.4 on June 29, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Taylor House Inn for a summer wedding. The Innkeepers are very warm and welcoming. The accommodations are comfortable and homey. Overall, our stay was very enjoyable.

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5 on June 17, 2009

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend staying at the Taylor House. It was so clean and decorated so beautiful. The front porch was so peaceful listening to the brook across the way. Our room was wonderful and comfortable. Tessa and Bernard were the most pleasant hosts and Tessa had the most delicious breakfast ready for us in the morning.

Relaxing and memorable

5 on June 03, 2009

This was a wonderful relaxing trip. The house was beautiful with plenty of space. Each room was unique. The grounds were well kept and the hosts were friendly, accommodating and they went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. The food was excellent; a traditional-style French breakfast. It is easy to find and there are many things to do in the area, especially places to enjoy the outdoors. We will definitely stay there again.

BEST Bed and Breakfast in the Smokey Mtns!!!

4.0 on June 03, 2009

My new husband and I just got back from our honeymoon at the Taylor House and was absolutely blown away from the GREAT service and environment that we experienced! We stayed in the honeymoon (attic) suite, it was so comfortable and great for a cozy getaway from the rest of the world! Mr. and Mrs. Russo keep such a wonderful inn that you really don’t believe it till you see it. The breakfast was ready everyone morning when we woke up, everyday was also something different and delicious. The linens and beds were definitely the softest I’ve ever used and were changed every day as well as having the room cleaned every day. They were so friendly and also helped us every day to find something new to do during the days of our trip. Though the towns around the inn are quaint and quiet there was so many things to do within miles of the inn. The inn was so great though that you almost want to just hang out around the house all day with its spectacular mountain view across the street and quiet, homely environment.

A must-stay inn

5 on May 19, 2009

The only way to know how fantastic The Taylor House Inn is, is to stay there. Everything, from location, service, friendliness, charm, food, etc. was perfect. The food, that's a story in and of itself. A breakfast in the finest dining establishments around the world would pale next to Tessa’s. We left The Taylor House Inn feeling more like we had visited old friends Bernard and Tessa than merely met the innkeepers. If you travel anywhere remotely close to Valle Crucis, NC The Taylor House is a must-stay place. Better yet, make it your destination.

Lovely, friendly and great breakfasts!

5 on May 15, 2009

The Inn Keepers are fantastic, friendly, warm, professional and very creative. This is a lovely B&B tucked away in a peaceful garden in the mts.

absolutely amazing!

5 on April 19, 2009

When I first planned to go to this area, I was going to stay at a hotel. The cost wasn't much more than the Day's Inn, but it was so much more! Our room was small, but I loved it. The owners were fabulous! They were very helpful in suggesting things you might like to do, and were so friendly. The food was beautiful and delicious! Even if you don't go anywhere but your room, you are guaranteed to have a relaxing and wonderful time!

Enjoyable stay

4.4 on April 14, 2009

Outstanding service and dinning. The innkeepers were exceptional!


4.6 on February 18, 2009

What a wonderful place to stay. Tessa and Bernard really made us feel at home. Outstanding breakfasts both mornings!

A wonderful experience

4.0 on February 14, 2009

Very clean and cozy room. Owners were extremely pleasant. Food was wonderful!! Would recommend to friends.

Excellent B&B

5 on February 01, 2009

We had a wonderful stay here. The breakfast was amazing and it was only 20 minutes from skiing and other area attractions.

Wonderful getaway

4.8 on February 01, 2009

Every room in the house was beautiful, the two smaller rooms outside the house were not as elegant or as nice as the ones inside the house, but it was perfect for us because we are on a low budget, could get a quaint little place all to ourselves and not even have to worry about staying up late past everyone else in the house, etc. Breakfast was phenomenal, the art was beautiful inside the house, and the couple was helpful in anything we needed to find while we were there! It truly was the perfect getaway. :)

Winter Holidays in the Blue Ridge

5 on January 02, 2009

We found the location to be beautiful set in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains in N.C. The hotel owners were very attentive to all our needs. The hotel itself is beautiful -- a cozy and romantic get-away in winter.

A peaceful getaway and more

4.0 on December 29, 2008

We wanted to find a getaway that was pleasant and peaceful.... We found it at the Taylors Inn. We will definitely come back. The stay was more than we expected.

Wonderful B&B

5 on December 28, 2008

Our family stayed at Taylor House Inn over Christmas and we had an amazing time. The Inn is absolutely awesome and Tessa & Bernard are excellent hosts. Service was very special and we felt very much at home away from home - my younger son stated one day as we snow-tubed near by whether we were going back home in reference to the Inn. Thank you Tessa & Bernard!

Habersham Hikers

5 on December 09, 2008

Excellent value. Warm and comfortable environment. Extremely friendly innkeepers. Great location.

Amazing B&B for a weekend getaway.

4.8 on December 07, 2008

This was my second time staying at the Inn and my experience only got better. The location, people, and food were amazing. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a romantic getaway or just to relax.

Unexpected Surprise

5 on November 28, 2008

We stayed in the Taylor Suite on the first floor. It is very spacious with a living room size sitting room and working fireplace. The entire house is very European...no chintz or anitmacassars. The spaces are open and uncluttered. The large, wrap around porch offers views of the beautiful lawns and outbuildings. The food, of course, is perfect. The taylor house is a serene, gracious, European experience in the NC mountains.

Affordable and Amazing

4.8 on November 26, 2008

Wonderful landscape and a great location is not all that the Taylor House Inn has to offer. The owners also offer a great breakfast, with great service and delicious meal.

Awakened with snow

4.2 on November 26, 2008

We stayed in Aunt Nancy's room. We loved the view. Very comfortable inn,Tessa and Bernard are more than gracious hosts.We will be back!

A wonderful relaxing weekend

5 on November 26, 2008

My daughter and I went to Taylor Inn to have a "girl" weekend. Bernard was wonderful and treated us like family. He was so friendly and warm and very nice. We not only had a wonderful stay, breakfast was excellent and Bernard arranged for there to be snow on the ground for us. A perfect touch to a wonderful weekend. Thank you Bernard

Absolute Perfection!

4.8 on November 26, 2008

My husband and I visited Taylor House Inn as one of our honeymoon destinations, and we loved it! It was so peaceful, romantic, and relaxing. The food was delicious (the chef is French...need I say more?), and the bed was incredibly comfortable. What a perfect weekend getaway! We can't wait to go back!

My Daughter's First B&B Experience

4.4 on November 24, 2008

We chose Taylor House Inn to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. She had never had the opportunity to stay at a B&B... and this was a PERFECT choice! Tessa and Bernard were very gracious hosts; the Taylor House is immaculate; it was tastefully decorated for the autumn season; the entire experience was delightful! We particularly enjoyed the large pieces of artwork that were created by Tessa's mother and Tessa and Bernard's daughter. They also recommended a terrific local restaurant where we were greeted at the door (because Tessa had called ahead! - what a special touch!) We will definately return.

Warm and Inviting

4.6 on November 21, 2008

The Taylor Inn was the perfect end to a day sampling the treasures of the Blueridge Parkway. The accomodations are excellent and the hospitality truely warm and inviting. Not only was Bernard knowledgable and helpful with local entertainment and cuisine, he helped with the reservations.

Weekend Getaway

4.0 on November 14, 2008

My husband set up a getaway trip to Boone for the two of us. He had problems finding a place to stay that would accept a one-night stay, but the folks at Taylor House Inn gladly accepted us as their guests and took very good care of us. We stayed in the "Honeymoon Suite" and it was very nice. I would recommend the Taylor House Inn to anyone who wanted to get away. Thank you, Tessa and Bernard, for your warm welcome and hospitality! Amanda and Aaron

A perfect anniversary

4.2 on November 09, 2008

My husband and I decided to go to The Taylor House for our 5th anniversary. We both went to school in Boone and this was a perfect anniversary for us! Tessa and Bernard were fabulous host! The bed was SO comfortable and the room was wonderful. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Great Getaway

4.0 on November 07, 2008

This is a beautiful home with a lot of charm enhanced by the gracious hosts. The breakfast was incredible. Overall we had a restful, relaxing, enjoyable stay. The property is nestled so perfectly in the middle of the mountains with a lot to see nearby. Enjoy!

Weekend away from the kids

4.0 on October 30, 2008

My wife and I had a great time in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. The hosts were wonderful and the breakfasts were delicious. The rooms were spacious and clean. Our stay was very enjoyable. My only compliants were the temperature in the room was inconsistent, there was little hot water upstairs, and our towels were taken away the 2nd day with no replacements.

Fall Getaway

3.4 on October 28, 2008

The inn is lovely and Valle Crucis is a great place to visit. The innkeepers are warm, welcoming folks. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts are delicious and served professionally. We would strongly consider staying again. Kathy and David Gundersen

My Fall Mountain Trip

4.8 on October 28, 2008

I stayed at the Taylor House this fall for one night. The location is prime for touring Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain and driving the Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. The guest rooms are lovely, the service is superb, the cleanliness is tops, the dining is delicious, and the cost per night is a little steep compared to what you get with other B&B's. The dining and living room areas are very beautiful. I would definitely stay there again.

family get together

4.2 on October 21, 2008

Having moved from Banner Elk to Arizona, we do not see our children often, so enjoyed having them as our guests at Taylor House, a great experience, home away from home. Bernard and Tessa were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was very good. Much better then being in a motel. Comfy beds and the living room gave us a great space to be together.

Peaceful Retreat

4.8 on October 15, 2008

Taylor House Inn was the perfect setting for our Mother/Daughter (and future Granddaughter) Weekend. Bernard and Tessa were so gracious and accomodating, we really felt at home. The breakfast was elegant and delicious and always left us satisfied. Overall, the Inn was more than we could have asked for. The only slight flaw was the absence of television in the house. I understand that this is personal preference and it was not a detrement to our fun, just an unexpected surprise. Thanks again, April & Rebecca (& Madeline)

First Class Hospitality

5 on October 08, 2008

The Taylor House Inn is a very charming and relaxing get away. After my first of many stays at the inn, I felt that Bernard and Tessa were family. They offer first class hospitality and a delicious breakfast that will Knock your socks off! I highly recommend staying at the Taylor house. I just can't wait to go back for another fabulous stay at the inn. ~Melissa Martin

slice of heaven

5 on October 01, 2008

We came there for our honeymoon and stayed in the Squire Taylor suite. The grounds are beautiful, the breakfasts were outstanding. The Russo's were great hosts. The big front porch was a wonderful place to relax, and we saw a herd of deer in the pasture across the street. At night it was so peaceful. I'd highly recommend it and we'll go back again. They were nice enough to upgrade us since we were the only guests at the time, so we got an even nicer deal since we originally booked the least expensive room.

Get Away from the Stress!

4.0 on September 15, 2008

My husband stayed at the Taylor House Inn for the first time and it will definitely not be our last visit there! The best part of the Inn is meeting Tessa and Bernard, the Inn Keepers! They are so warm and hospitable, genuinely so! My husband raved about the breakfast for days afterward too! We stayed in Aunt Doris' Room upstairs in the back. It was very nice and had everything we needed, but nothing else to clutter the space and close you in. All of the rooms looked that way to us! The Inn has a connection with a Porsche car club and because we stayed there, we were able to rent a Porsche for the day! It was definitely worth it!! We look forward to returning to the Taylor House Inn again soon!

Wedding Stay

5 on September 09, 2008

Everything was perfect from start to finish!

wonderful stay

4.0 on September 09, 2008

large room in a peaceful setting. Hosts could not have been more gratious. food was excellent

The Whipples

5 on September 05, 2008

In the last 25 years we have traveled all over the U.S. and western Canada and we have stayed in B&Bs 90% of the time. We rate the Taylor House as one of the best. Also Tessa is absolutely the very best innkeeper we have met.

Made for a FANTASTIC mtn getaway!

4.6 on September 02, 2008

Very peaceful, secluded feel. Tons of trees and chirping birds, and the soothing sound of running water from the nearby stream. Look off front porch onto lush farmland and rolling mtns. Sleeping with windows opened and hearing mtn night sounds was the best part! Staff were SO attentive and gracious. Very conveniently located close to Boone and Banner Elk. Will DEFINITELY stay at again!

Beautiful property

4.8 on August 27, 2008

Friendly, accommodating host. Want to return ASAP!

Gracious hospitality

5 on August 17, 2008

Tessa and Bernard have captured the meaning of graciousness and charm in this beautiful B&B. Each room has been tastefully and elegantly prepared for your restful and carefree stay. The breakfasts are amazing, much more than expected. Tessa's gourmet offerings have a French touch that was such a treat. We would recommend the Taylor House highly!

Southern charm at its finest...

5 on August 10, 2008

My husband and I stayed in the Flower Cottage this weekend and found it to be charming - very clean and comfortable. The innkeepers, Tessa and Bernard, were very friendly and provided excellent service - especially enjoyed the delicious breakfasts! Special attention is given to details - both in the food and accommodations. We were even treated to fresh flowers in our room each day! We hope to visit there again soon.

Great attic in the mountains

4.4 on July 30, 2008

I like the use of space at The Taylor House Inn. It has several rooms in the house itself and a few in satellite sheds. We stayed in the attic, which has its own small balcony and bathroom. We felt tucked away in a setting that's already makes you feel apart from the modern world. These people are really nice. And they offer a great breakfast. They put out fresh cookies and tea biscuits everyday.

Wedding Weekend

5 on July 22, 2008

The Taylor House Inn is a beautiful place to hold a wedding. Staying there with all my family was so much fun! The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. It felt like being at home only nicer and with better service. The delicious breakfast meals were substantial and often prepared with ingredients right from the garden. Innkeepers Tessa and Bernard were very responsive to any and all requests.

peaceful retreat

5 on July 18, 2008

Georgous mountain retreat, comfortable, superior hospitality and food prepared to your desire. Perfect Inn for all types of gatherings.

Family Reunion

5 on July 18, 2008

I sincerely enjoyed the wedding and all the activities at Taylor House Inn. The inn is a lovely spot for a couple to take their vows. Being able to wake up with family and share a wonderful breakfast together was an amazing experience. We have a very large family and the Inn allowed us to spend quality time together just catching up. Breakfast was delicious. Tessa and Bernard are very attentive.

A beauty in Banner Elk

4.4 on June 18, 2008

The setting, the house, the food, the service-all components of our stay were wonderful. Tessa shared the history of the house which made it come alive. She and her husband were gracious hosts.

May 2008

5 on June 03, 2008

The rooms, service, value, cleanliness, and dining were outstanding.

May 2008

5 on June 03, 2008

The rooms, service, value, cleanliness and dining were outstanding.

Wonderful experience!

5 on June 02, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Taylor House Inn where a wedding for some good friends of ours was being held. Tessa and Bernard made us feel at home. It is a very nice inn in a very beautiful setting. The breakfasts they served us each morning were wonderful! There is a large porch with lots of comfortable seating where I would have loved to have spent more time.


5 on June 02, 2008

Charming and so clean and wonderful service and splendid and elegant food!! Help with giving us directions to Apple Barn and Presbyterian Church where welding took place.

B and B R and R !

5 on May 12, 2008

I needed a mom's break for a day or two, just to rest, refresh, and rejuvenate. The Taylor House was just the place-- peaceful, friendly, lovely, and surrounded by a bounty of God's mountain glory! Bernard and Tessa make every effort to make their guests feel comfortable and pampered. It was apparent that every guest was enjoying themselves by the friendly conversations going on in the living room and at breakfast. It was a delight to spend time at the Taylor House Inn, and I plan to return soon with my husband for a weekend date!

A Tranquil Treasure

5 on May 11, 2008

This was my first time ever staying at the Inn. We were there for a wedding, and I must say that everything was beautiful, peaceful, and just a comfortable surrounding to be in. I hope to stay again.

Very Peaceful

5 on May 07, 2008

This was my first time ever staying in a B&B. I was blessed with my stay as a gift. The inn keepers were so sweet. The food was AWSOME. Everything was so peaceful. I look foward to a future visit.

It's just can't be any better!

5 on May 07, 2008

I visited the Taylor House while on my BMW motorcycle during a tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is my second time staying at the Taylor House. It is one of my favorites! It's easy to understand why when you experience the wonderful hospitality and great food surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the South East. It's location to the Parkway makes it a favorite too. The staff certainly understand the importance of make the guest feel "right at home." They attend to every detail to make certain the stay is everything you would expect from a beautiful Inn. The sounds the creek rolling over the rocks can be enjoyed from the front porch. The rolling pastures across the fence are a sight to behold. It's a short walk to the famous, " Mast Country Store," a favorite to all who like to return to the past and enjoy hard rock candy, country hams, and your favorite soft drink from yesteryear. It's all part of the adventure of staying at the Taylor House Inn Bed and Breakfast. So, what are you waiting for...make your reservation and head to the mountains of North Carolina. Tell the staff I said "Hello." I'll see you in for the Fall Leaf Season! Dale Myers, Macon, Ga.


5 on May 05, 2008

Warm, friendly and private!

Our first time at a B&B

4.0 on May 04, 2008

Warm and inviting atmosphere. Spacious suite. Child-friendly.

December at the Taylor House Inn

4.0 on May 03, 2008

What a wonderful treat starting our Christmas season in such a beautiful inn with such hospitable and interesting innkeepers! It was all lit up and decorated for Christmas. Tessa and Bernard were most helpful in recommending things to do and getting us to the Christmas tree farm. That was so much fun! The scenery on the drive to Banner Elk was beautiful! We are looking forward to returning.

Quaint, relaxing get away!

5 on May 02, 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. Everything was superb, the hosts, room and the food. We look forward to returning very soon and will recommend you to others!

Our favorite get-a-way.

5 on April 22, 2008

My fiance and I love the Taylor House and the peaceful natural settings of the area and we hope to get married there. Tessa and Bernard are the best and most gracious Innkeepers out there. This is our place to go back to away from our city life.

A Visit with Friends

4.0 on April 21, 2008

We came up in December to do the B&B Christmas Tour, it was wonderful. The Taylor House Inn is comfortable and Tessa and Bernard are wonderful hosts. The house was a little cool as far as temperature went but all in all it was a fabulous time. We look forward to another visit this fall.

Highly recommended

4.8 on April 21, 2008

My wife and I have stayed at the Taylor House Inn on 3 different occasions, and we have never been disappointed. Bernard and Tessa go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need, and they are a pleasure to talk to. Great location, exceptional breakfasts, and wonderful accommodations - each room has its own special character and charm. Highly recommended!

what a wonderful retreat!

5 on April 20, 2008

We went for a wedding of some friends and stayed in the top floor room. It was delightful. The food was delicious and the hosts were so interesting and friendly! Our dinner on the porch was a lot of fun. The perfect place for a wedding!

Great Time at Taylor House Inn

4.6 on April 20, 2008

Our stay at Taylor House Inn was very relaxing and well worth the trip.

A reception made in Heaven!

5 on April 19, 2008

Had my guests stay at the Inn for our wedding weekend. Couldn't have been more delightful. Held the reception there, too. Everything was over the top. Worked superbly with the caterers, made my wedding so special ! No worries here!

Our stay at Taylor House Inn March 08

4.8 on April 18, 2008

Tesse and Bernard. I want to thank you for making our "Nascar" weekend experience, the best! Staying at your Inn was the perfect solution. What a delight you are as hosts. Every detail of our stay was focused on our needs and comforts. Our rooms were warmly decorated. Our beds, dressed with cozy down and quilts that just hugged us when we walked into our rooms. I must tell you we slept like babies and removing ourselves from the bed in the morning was tough. However, your "full breakfast" (and I mean full), made the morning something to remember! Wow, what a delight to have someone care so much to prepare dishes that are so lovingly and beautifully prepared. We had a very busy day ahead of us and your "full breakfast" gave us the start we needed. We were not hungry until mid afternoon! Again I can't thank you enough for all the efforts you made in making sure our stay was pleasant. We look forward to coming back to see you again. Staying at the Taylor House is a retreat and an awakening to what is important in life.

Delightful B&B in the North Caroloina Mountains

4.6 on April 18, 2008

I spent two nights in January with my son, and we skied at nearby Appalachian Mountain. We made our reservations at the last minute and this was the only room we could find. What a treasure. Tessa and Bernard have a gem of a property. Tessa prepares a 3 course gourmet breakfast that is one the best I have had anywhere. It is served in a beautiful dinning room on on china. The breakfast alone is worth the trip. The room we stayed in overlooked the front of the property and was very spacious, comfortable, and clean. Bernard waited up for us we arrived very late. He was very gracious and welcoming. I can wait to go back with my wife. This property is perfect for a romantic weekend in the mountains, or family gatherings. Boone NC is only a few miles away so the property is very convenient to many attractions and areas of interest.

Weekend in the mountains

4.0 on April 18, 2008

We specifically enjoyed the hospitality at the Taylor House Inn and the hosts, Tessa and Bernard Russo.

First time to Western North Carolina

4.4 on April 18, 2008

We were traveling to the area for a special function and had a very early schedule. Mrs. Russo went out of her way to accomodate us by preparing breakfast early. All the meals we had were excellent and we met many great people. Thanks for making our weekend special. Sharon West and Dean Butler

The most relaxing weekend

4.0 on April 18, 2008

We stayed for my cousins wedding. Tessa and Bernard were so nice and helpful. The breakfast was the absolute best and my cousins reception was amazing. I would recommend this to anyone for a relaxing weekend and great food and hospitality.

Best overall B&B we've found yet!!!

4.4 on April 18, 2008

Our family, including 14 members, spent our Christmas celebration for a few days here. It was ideal for our large group. We recommend Taylor House Inn to anyone looking for a relaxed, laid-back, enjoyable time away from the usual. The innkeepers are the best at accommodating an individual or a big family. We hope to spend another special day there!

Idyllic setting for our anniversary!

4.8 on April 18, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Inn last July, to celebrate our first anniversary and attend the Grandfather Mtn. Games. Everything was absolutely lovely--and as we considered naming our new baby 'Taylor' when he arrived 9 months later, we certainly recommend it as a romantic spot!

Absolutely Amazing!

5 on April 18, 2008

Tessa and Bernard are wonderfully gracious hosts and their B&B is amazing. We were the only guests on the property the night we stayed and they upgraded us to their largest room. Breakfast was delicious and they were a true joy to stay with. We highly recommend the Taylor House Inn and can't wait to return!

Two wonderful "getaways"

4.6 on April 18, 2008

My wife and I have stayed at the Taylor House Inn twice and both times had a wonderful experience! The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the breakfasts were delightful. We will be back, soon, I hope!

Great Place to Stay

4.8 on April 18, 2008

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Taylor House Inn. The room was great. The service was great and the cornbread pancakes were scrumptuous.

Lovely Room and Service, felt like I was a special member of their family!

5 on April 18, 2008

I arrived at Taylor House after a long drive which was half way to my destination. I am so glad I stayed there. The room was amazing with crisp, white linens, a comfortable bed and personal touches that made me feel like a special honored guest; the food was delicious; and the time spent with Tessa and Bernard, made me feel like I was home (but with better service and better food). I have since planned to return, but have yet to make a trip back to Banner Elk. I guess it is time to schedule one.

taylor house

5 on April 17, 2008

The Taylor House Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast and our stay was one of many to come. Tessa and Bernard are great host.


5 on March 30, 2008

We have stayed with Tessa and Bernard a number of times and have always been pleased with the exceptional attentiveness to our needs...they instinctively knew when to help us and when to leave us alone. Often they have gone beyond their duty to accommodate us. Truly a serene weekend retreat.

Our Easter weekend getaway

5 on March 24, 2008

My husband and I just arrived back home today after a wonderful weekend at the Taylor House Inn. It certainly was not our first time at an inn but we have never been as impressed. The innkeepers, Bernard and Tessa are both warm and friendly and make you feel right at home. Tessa's flair for making the breakfasts not only a work of art but wonderfully tasting. She is a gem! Our room was bright and sunny and probably the cleanest room we have ever stayed in. The weather for our weekend was cold and crisp, but invorgorating, as was our stay. We look forward to our next visit and to seeing these very lovely people again.

a pleasant, comfortable, refreshing stay

4.2 on February 24, 2008

Mr. Russo carried our bags to our room. How nice this was, considering that we usually have to carry everything ourselves. Our room was clean and neat. The bed linens were top of the line. The bathroom floor was so clean that we could actually have eaten from it. There was no TV or phone in the room, but this was not a bad thing. In fact, we were glad to get away from the obtrusiveness of always being "in touch." (I hope the Russos never put TVs or phones in the rooms...) Our breakfast the next morning was so nice, so European. The way it was presented was almost a work of art...no bacon and eggs, but link sausage, quiche, and a wonderful stuffed tomato. The coffee was the best I've had in a long time. Our stay was more pleasant than we expected, and we will definitely come back. Thank you, Tessa and Bernard...

Delightful Retreat

4.6 on February 20, 2008

With the genuinely warm and welcoming innkeepers, Taylor House Inn provides a lovely and quiet stay within easy reach of the ski slopes of North Carolina I'll recommend it to friends and family especially due to the skill and charm of the Russos along with its beautiful milieu, and elegant house appointments. I wish to thank them for a stellar weekend! CDL DeLand, Florida

Friends for life...

4.8 on February 19, 2008

Tessa and Bernard became friends we will never forget. They treated us like family. This was the best anniversary gift in 11 years. The room was quiet and quaint and the food was mouth watering. See you again soon!

February 2008

4.6 on February 17, 2008

Mike and I spent the weekend here, celebrating his birthday and learning to ski at Sugar Mountain. The Inn completely exceeded our expectations. The food was outstanding and the house was very, very clean and comfortable. It really was a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere and we will definitely return in the spring.

Taylor House

4.6 on February 02, 2008

I am a cyclist and Banner Elk is a great place to hit the road. Normally I ride with a group when in Boone and I don't know my way around as an individual rider. Bernard went out of his way to help me with directions and was very concerned about how my ride went. My significant other enjoyed the inn while I was out riding and the convenience to shopping and other activities was nice. Oh, the food was excellent. We had a great time!

perfect for honeymoon

5 on January 26, 2008

We stayed here last summer for our honeymoon & everything was lovely. Tessa & Bernard and their family were kind, helpful and the food was excellent.

Great place

5 on January 21, 2008

wonderful food and a great place to stay. the innkeepers are very friendly and helpful.

Warm and Lovely

4.2 on January 14, 2008

Tessa and Bernard are gracious hosts and wonderful cooks!! We would definitely return!

Beautiful home with very accommodating innkeepers.

4.0 on January 14, 2008

Beautiful home, comfortable bed, friendly and very accommodating innkeepers, breakfast was delicious.

"A little time just to get away in Banner Elk"

3.8 on December 29, 2007

Just he third time my wife and I have been away from our children. They are age 8 and 5. We were upgraded to Room #1 that that was just as pure as it could be. Their was a beautiful view and a quilt that look like our grandmother just made. It was extremely peaceful, quite and inn-keepers were pleasant to talk too. The breakfast was perfect with a great service. I am looking forward to my next stay there.

Anniversity stay

5 on December 23, 2007

This was our second stay at the Taylor House and have been very pleased with both stays. We enjoyed the room at the top(attic room). The food was excelent and the service was way beyound expectations. We will be back. Thank you for giving us a wonderful time.

Two wonderful stays

5 on December 15, 2007

December 6th was our second stay at the Taylor House. It was wonderful. Breakfast, room, innkeeper, dinner & friendliness ranked with the best inns we have visited.

50th Birthday Celebration

4.6 on December 04, 2007

We stayed at the Taylor House Inn for my husband's 50th birthday back in September. We had the room on the uppermost floor and we felt like we were in our own little cocoon. It was so beautiful and our hosts were very warm and inviting. We would definitely recommend this B&B to our friends! Cindy and Ron Linville, Cary NC

Meteor Shower

4.0 on December 03, 2007

My husband and I stayed there during the weekend of the Meteor Shower in August. Bernard made us feel very much at home. So we grabbed a candle from his dresser and set up outside on the lawn with a bottle of wine to watch the "stars fall". Tessa served an excellent breakfast paying attention to all the fine trimmings. We really liked the way they treated us and hope to be there another visit.

Thank you!

4.0 on November 17, 2007

We really enjoyed the beautiful house! The food was great and the hosts were warm and friendly! Also, the hot chocolate in the evenings hit the spot!

Beautiful Wedding

5 on November 03, 2007

We wanted to thank you for the tremendous part you played in making Rich and Kathryn's wedding weekend so perfect. From our first meeting with you, we felt comfortable and totally at ease. We appreciate the hours you spent just talking with us and answering the myriad of questions we seemed to throw at you. Your organization and efficiency always amazed us--every phone call and e-mail promptly returned. The information you were able to provide about wedding vendors in the area was indispensable. Your honest opinions about caterers, bakers, florists, shuttle services, rentals, etc. helped us make the right choices for our budget. Bernard, you were so accommodating. We appreciate your willingness to share tools and help with extension cords. You were right there to lend a hand with anything! Tessa, you made all of us feel "at home." Our wedding guests commented over and over about the delicious breakfasts and snacks, the fresh flowers, the beautiful rooms, and comfortable beds! You made sure we had anything that we needed. Without a doubt, you were the ideal host and hostess, and The Taylor House Inn was the ideal setting for our daughter's wedding. Your warmth, kindness, and generosity will never be forgotten.

Beautiful Inn at at the perfect location.

3.8 on October 23, 2007

Great Inn - very clean lovely landscape. Quiet location. Next time will remember to ask for more towels when we check in. Thanks

Wonderful extended weekend!

4.6 on October 22, 2007

We had never before stayed at a bed and breakfast. The setting of the Inn is beautiful! We very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet the other guests and to get to know Tessa and Bernard. We felt at home sitting in the comfortable living room reading and talking with other guests. We plan to return again, and would heartily recommend Taylor House Inn to other travelers.

A lovely weekend escape!

4.4 on October 17, 2007

This is a lovely, quaint inn nestled in a mountain setting with overhanging trees. The rooms are spacious and well decorated. Fresh flowers are in every room as well as tucked into the napkin at each breakfast setting. Warm, gracious hosts respond quickly to questions and needs, seeking to accommodate. The breakfast was delicious and quickly served. The landscaping provided a fall setting with pumpkins, cornstalks, and fall potted plants to create a warm welcome from the first glance. The warmth continued inside as a selection of teas, coffee, and cookies greeted the guest. This old home has been carefully preserved and welcomes guests with the Southern open door.

An Anytime Getaway

5 on October 02, 2007

Wonderful experience at The Taylor House. Bernard and Tessa are running a first rate B&B. The Food was great, rooms were clean and comfy, and the scenery was breathtaking. All in all a perfect weekend in the Mountains! Our party consisting of over a dozen people including 4 children could not have asked for a better experience. Highly Recomended and Keep up the good work!

Great hosts! Very Relaxing!

5 on October 01, 2007

Tessa and Bernard were wonderful hosts who take a lot of pride in what they do. The food was delicious, the room was comfortable and roomy, the grounds were beautiful, and the innkeepers were outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely plan to return. We have never stayed anywhere like this. Lots of great extras and "little touches."

Delightful and Peaceful!

4.2 on September 29, 2007

The room was more than comfortable, very attractive and delightfully quite - a wonderful get-away. Our hosts were gracious, helpful, and very pleasant. The cookies in the afternoon were a delicious suprize.......and the breakfast was beautiful as well as delicious.....we could have gone without lunch, but the recommendation of a unique little lunch place down the road was too good to pass up.

Like a visit to grandma's only better

4.0 on September 24, 2007

The Russo's are a delight and so accommodating! They arranged for a lovely dinner at a local restaurant that was just as good as they promised. The house and grounds are charming as the photos indicate. Comfy living room, refreshing porch, spacious bedroom, great bathroom. We enjoyed sound sleep and a delicious breakfast. We found every aspect of our stay delightful. Will return and recommend to everyone. Many thanks for a wonderful weekend!

My Wedding Weekend

4.4 on September 19, 2007

I just had a beautiful wedding at the Taylor House!! We had around 100 guests at the ceremony and at the reception and everything went smoothly and looked beautiful. My mom and I had people telling us this was one of the nicest weddings they had ever been to. We rented the whole house for the weekend, so the wedding party was right on site. Tessa and Bernard, the innkeepers, are so kind and thoughtful and Tessa is a great cook!! If you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a beauitful place to say your vows, I highly reccomend the Taylor House.

My Great Grandfather's home

4.0 on September 05, 2007

It was surely wonderful to stay in my newly discovered Great Grandfather Charles Davis Taylor's home. My Dad told me many stories about this house so besides being wonderful because of service etc , it surely was a wonderful experience being in that house for me, Patricia Brookbank

Restful stay

4.0 on September 01, 2007

Very quiet, we enjoyed our stay. Tessa even made chocolate chip pancakes at the request of several children.A restful stay.


5 on August 27, 2007

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Taylor House Inn on August 15th and 16th of 2007. It felt like home. We make a point to stay at B&B's, whenever possible, and this one took the cake. The breakfasts were wonderfully delicious and the innkeepers were very friendly and interesting to talk with. They also upgraded our room at no cost. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. In comparison to the other B&B's in the area, it was the most affordable, too.

Much More Than a B&B

5 on August 11, 2007

My wife and I have stayed at Tessa's and Bernard's twice and are going up for a "unnanounced" day visit to celebrate the birthday of "one of them." We have also scheduled a full week later this month to visit Tessa & Bernard. Their B&B is beautiful, the location is quiet and sirene, and we can't say enough about the "hosts." We have formed a personal bond with Tessa and Bernard that will be with us until its time to "cross the river to the other side." Always my personal choice and most favorite of all the places I have visited!" Con Affetto, Giorgio e' Pamela, Columbia, SC

Wonderful Get-Away Place

5 on August 08, 2007

Tessa and Bernard Russo are outstanding innkeepers. We have visited there twice and plan to go again.

A Refreshing Getaway

3.8 on August 05, 2007

We enjoyed the clean, comfortable, and peaceful environment. The food and hospitality were outstanding.

Lovely, peaceful get away

4.8 on August 05, 2007

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend recently at the Taylor House Inn. It was such a relaxing, peaceful place. You could spend hours on the front porch in a swing or rocking chair and never feel the need to venture far. But, the host gave us many local tips and we enjoyed a blue grass band at the general store, some nice hikes, and I took a wonderful walk in the park with the owners, Bernard and Tessa, while my boyfriend worked one evening. The food was spectacular! This place is such a find. Highly recommended.


5 on July 31, 2007

We stayed at the Taylor House Inn to celebrate our 46th Wedding Anniversary. The two nights were enjoyable beyond our expectations. It was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast. It will not be our last!

... a perfect beginning and ending

4.2 on July 29, 2007

Let me start by saying that we will be returning to the Taylor House again and again. I know that fellow inn travelers have high expectations in what they consider to be a top inn. For us it is a quiet environment that gives us privacy, restrained elegance in the surroundings and a level of service that leaves you pampered and wanting more. Tessa and Bernard Russo, the innkeepers at Taylor House are the perfect hosts, amiable, knowledgeable and are there when you need them. In the busy Boone / Blowing Rock area Taylor House is the perfect counterpoint to a busy day. We recommend it highly.

The Ghioto's

5 on July 22, 2007

Everything was delightful especially the personal atmospere provided by the Russo's.

Exceptional B&B

5 on July 21, 2007

Quiet and peaceful environment. Lovely home and setting. Innkeepers were exceptional and very gracious.

July 14th

3.0 on July 16, 2007

Really enjoyed my stay at Taylor house this weekend. The place is as lovely as I remembered it to be. We stayed in the Flower Cottage in back of the main house and enjoyed the privacy and quietness of being back there alone. Thanks again Tess and Bernard

Last minute

4.6 on July 10, 2007

I decided last minute to stay at the inn, and they took me in at half price and were so accomodating and kind, I loved it. Not to mention, the rooms are outstanding, the location unbeatable.

Wonderful Experience!

5 on July 06, 2007

The hospitality was wonderful, food was excellent, room was spacious, clean, and homey. It was one of the best getaways we've ever had.

What a wonderful place!

3.8 on July 05, 2007

My wife and I spent 3 wonderful days at Taylor House Inn. The setting was just so serene and peaceful. Our hosts, Bernard and Tessa were charming and always ready to help in any way they could. It was a truly relaxing experience, and I recommend a stay here for anyone who wishes to relax.

Hospitable, accomodating, and interesting

3.8 on July 05, 2007

Very lovely and affordable B&B and well cared for by it's new owners. Tessa and Bernard are fascinating to talk with, are very attentive to all your needs and are more than willing to help in arranging activities such as golfing, white-water rafting, etc. They did not hesitate to phone a winery and schedule a tour and tasting for us. I would definitely stay at the Taylor House in the future.

delightful stay

5 on June 27, 2007

The accomodations are delightful. The food is not only delicious but it is beautifully presented. The service was fabulous.

Great Weekend

5 on June 25, 2007

We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway and found this lovely inn. The service was great.The food was delicious. We had a very relaxing retreat....

A quiet mountain retreat

4.8 on June 12, 2007

Upon arrival at Taylor House, it was evident that the innkeepers cared about their guests. A quiet retreat to celebrate our 33rd anniversary with no TV or telephones, how wonderful. Bountiful breakfasts were served with flair. The inn is located in a quiet valley with incomparable mountain scenery. A perfect place to get away as a couple.

Great place for an anniversary celebration!

5 on June 09, 2007

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Taylor House Inn. The Inn was beautiful, quiet, and relaxing. Tessa had chocolate covered strawberries in our refrigerator as an anniversary gift, and our every need was attended to... Everyone deserves a night at the Taylor House Inn-treat yourself, you won't be disappointed!

lovely and serene

5 on June 06, 2007

This inn was an unknown to us and we were plesantly surprised. The inn is lovely and the innkeepers are a charming pair. They were attentive to our every need, and made several suggestions that made our visit to the area more interesting. The inn was very clean and the food was very good. It is our hope that as these new innkeepers settle into their new endeavor they will continue to improve an old inn. From everything we saw, and from the welcome we received, we will be returning to the Taylor House Inn again and again.

A Piece of Paradise

5 on April 29, 2007

If you are looking for a true getaway that is as close to perfect as you can get, this is the place for you. The view from the porch is fantastic giving you the impression that you a in the country even though Boone and Blowing Rock are just short drives away. Our suite was large, full of light and very comfortable. The breakfast was a gourmet treat--not just a hum drum eggs and bacon. We have stayed in numerous bed and breakfasts, and the owners here made us feel like part of their family. The personal touch added so much to our visit. We didn't want to leave!

Weekend in the mountains.

4.8 on April 27, 2007

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in the North Carolina mountains. It sure would be nice to live there!

Taylor House Inn


  • Nightly Rate $84 - $224
  • Reviews (571) 4.6
  • Rooms 9
  • Accepts Gift Cards

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-8289635581
  • Mobile 1-8287191690
  • Toll free 1-8009635581
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